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Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.   (O'Net 25-1071.00)

Reported job titles:   Activity Therapy Teacher, Adjunct Faculty for Medical Terminology, Adjunct Instructor, Anatomy Teacher, Anesthesiology Teacher, Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor Surgical Technology, Associate Professor, Associate Professor of Surgery, Athletic Trainer, Basic Sciences Dean, Childbirth and Infant Care Teacher, Chiropractic Teacher, Clinical Coordinator, Clinical Education Academic Coordinator, Clinical Instructor, Clinical Laboratory Aides Teacher, Clinical Laboratory Science Professor, Clinical Laboratory Service Teacher, Clinical Professor, Clinical Sciences Professor, Clinical Specialist, College or University Faculty Member, College Professor, Correctional Therapy Teacher, Corrective Therapy Aide Teacher, Dean, Dental Assistant Teacher, Dental Assisting Instructor, Dental Hygiene Professor, Dental Hygiene Teacher, Dental Laboratory Technology Teacher, Dentistry Professor, Dentistry Teacher, Dermatology Teacher, Dietary Aide Teacher, Dietetics Teacher, Dietitian Teacher, Director of Clinical Education, Educational Therapy Teacher, Faculty Member, Fieldwork Coordinator, First Aid Teacher, Gastroenterology Professor, Gastroenterology Teacher, Gericare Aide Teacher, Gynecology Teacher, Health and Safety Instructor, Health Assessment and Treatment Teacher, Health Diagnostics Teacher, Health Education Teacher, Health Records Technology Teacher, Health Sciences Program Coordinator, Health Teacher, Hearing Therapy Teacher, Histology Teacher, Home Care and Home Health Aides Teacher, Hospital Aides and Assistants Teacher, Hygiene Teacher, Immunology Teacher, Inhalation Therapy Aides Teacher, Inhalation Therapy Teacher, Instructor, Laboratory Technology Teacher, Lecturer, Manual Arts Therapy Teacher, Massage Therapy Instructor, Medical Aides Teacher, Medical Assistant Instructor, Medical Pathology Teacher, Medicine Teacher, Mental Health Aides Teacher, Music Therapy Teacher, Neurological Surgery Teacher, Neurology Professor, Neurology Teacher, Nursing Instructor, Nursing Program Coordinator, Nutrition Aides Teacher, Nutrition Educator, Nutrition Professor, Nutrition Teacher, Obstetrics Teacher, Occupational Therapy Aides Teacher, Occupational Therapy Department Chair, Occupational Therapy Professor, Occupational Therapy Program Director, Occupational Therapy Teacher, Opticianry Teacher, Optometry Professor, Optometry Teacher, Orderlies Teacher, Orthopedics Teacher, Osteopathic Medicine Teacher, Otolaryngology Teacher, Oxygen Therapy Teacher, Pathology Laboratory Aides Teacher, Pathology Teacher, Pediatrics Teacher, Pharmacology Professor, Pharmacology Teacher, Pharmacy Teacher, Pharmacy Technician Program Director, Physical Medicine Teacher, Physical Therapy Professor, Physical Therapy Teacher, Physiology Teacher, Podiatric Medicine Professor, Podiatry Professor, Podiatry Teacher, Professor, Professor of Family Medicine, Professor of Nursing, Professor of Radiology, Prosthetic Aides Teacher, Psychiatric Aides Teacher, Psychiatry Teacher, Public Health Aides Teacher, Public Health Professor, Public Health Teacher, Radiologic Technology Program Director, Radiologic Technology Teacher, Radiology Teacher, Recreation Therapy Aides Teacher, Recreation Therapy Teacher, Respiratory Care Faculty, Respiratory Care Program Director, Roentgenology Teacher, Serology Teacher, Speech Pathology Teacher, Speech Therapy Teacher, Sports Medicine Trainer, Surgery Teacher, Surgical Aides Teacher, Therapy Teacher, Toxicology Teacher, Urology Teacher, Veterinary Medicine Teacher, Veterinary Science Teacher, Veterinary Technician Program Coordinator, Virology Teacher
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     Location Pay
    Percentile Wages Average
    10% 25% 50%
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a  
    Yearly $43,270   $56,480   $88,170   $140,900   $208,000+   $113,000  
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a  
    Yearly $47,630   $61,240   $81,220   $94,690   $101,560   $76,420  
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2018.
    n/a - For some occupations that do not generally work full time year-round, only hourly wages or annual salaries are reported depending on how they are typically paid.
    + This wage is equal to or greater than $100.00 per hour or $208,000 per year.

    Employment Trends
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    Annual job openings
    (due to change and
    2016 2026
    Vermont 103 117 1.3% 9
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2018.

    Industries of Employment
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    Industry Percent of Total
    Educational services; state, local, and private 94.8%
    Hospitals; state, local, and private 4.2%
    Ambulatory healthcare services 0.6%
    Self-employed workers, all industries 0.3%
    Scientific research and development services 0.1%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2018.

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  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
  • Supervise laboratory sessions.
  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as public health, stress management, and worksite health promotion.
    source: Occupational Information Network: Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary  updated July 2011

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  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Medicine and Dentistry - Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Chemistry - Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
    source: Occupational Information Network: Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary  updated July 2011

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  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
    source: Occupational Information Network: Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary  updated July 2011

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  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
    source: Occupational Information Network: Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary  updated July 2011

    Work Activities
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  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge - Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Training and Teaching Others - Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings - Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People - Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
  • Documenting/Recording Information - Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships - Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
  • Processing Information - Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
    source: Occupational Information Network: Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary  updated July 2011

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  • Social - Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
  • Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
    source: Occupational Information Network: Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary  updated June 2008

    Work Styles
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  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Analytical Thinking - Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
  • Concern for Others - Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
  • Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
  • Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
  • Independence - Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
    source: Occupational Information Network: Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary  updated July 2011

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    Education and Training Requirements
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  • Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed
  • Education: Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
  • Training: Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
  • Experience: Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
    source: Occupational Information Network: Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary  updated July 2011

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