Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary

General Information

Description

Teach courses in the physical sciences, except chemistry and physics. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Overall employment of postsecondary teachers is projected to grow 12 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. About 139,600 openings for postsecondary teachers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$94,520

State-by-state Salary

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$143,650
$19,860
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Master's degree 46%
  • Doctoral degree 28%
  • Post-doctoral training 16%
  • Post baccalaureate 5%
  • Post-master's certificate 3%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Education and Training
  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Geography
  • Biology

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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