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25-1063.00 - Economics Teachers, Postsecondary


Teach courses in economics. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


Key Facts
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Bright Outlook
Career Details
Green Job
Career Details
Current Employment
17,300
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Forecasted Employment
18,900
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Change in Employment
+1,700
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Change in Employment %
+9.7%
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Tasks
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Tasks
The tasks listed below can be performed to prepare you for a career in this field.
Core
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as econometrics, price theory, and macroeconomics.
  • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
  • Select and obtain materials and supplies, such as textbooks.
  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
  • Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
  • Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
  • Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
  • Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
  • Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
  • Perform administrative duties, such as serving as department head.
  • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
Supplemental
  • Participate in campus and community events.
  • Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.
  • Act as advisers to student organizations.
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Knowledge
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Knowledge

The items listed below are organized into sections that contain knowledge useful for pursuing a career in this field. Each section also contains a "Percentage of Importance" statistic that shows how relevant an item is to the occupation.
 Mathematics
  • 90%
    Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 Education and Training
  • 86%
    Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 Economics and Accounting
  • 85%
    Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
 English Language
  • 83%
    Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 Computers and Electronics
  • 58%
    Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 Administration and Management
  • 58%
    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.
 Law and Government
  • 57%
    Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
 Sociology and Anthropology
  • 55%
    Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
 Customer and Personal Service
  • 50%
    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.
 Personnel and Human Resources
  • 50%
    Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Tools
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Tools
The tools listed below include machines, equipment, tools, and software that is useful for individuals who are interested in this career.
 Personal communication devices
  • Multi-line telephone systems
 Media storage devices
  • Universal serial bus USB flash drives
 Computers
  • Laptop computers
  • Desktop computers
  • Tablet computers
 Computer data input devices
  • Computer data input scanners
  • Interactive whiteboard controllers
  • Student response systems
 Computer displays
  • Interactive whiteboards
 Computer printers
  • Poster printers
  • Computer laser printers
 Duplicating machines
  • Photocopying equipment
  • Laser facsimile machines
 Projectors and supplies
  • Projector screens
  • Carousel slide projectors
  • Overhead data projectors
  • Computer projectors
  • Multimedia projection equipment
  • Opaque projectors
  • Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
 Cameras
  • Compact digital cameras
  • Digital video cameras
  • Webcams
 Audio and visual equipment
  • Liquid crystal display LCD televisions
  • Television monitors
  • Compact disk CD players
  • Digital video disk DVD players
  • Handheld microphones
  • Wireless microphones
  • MP3 digital voice recorders
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Technology
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Technology
The technologies listed below include machines, equipment, tools, and software that is useful for individuals who are interested in this career.
 Content authoring and editing software
  • Collaborative editing software
  • Google DocsHOT
  • Microsoft WordHOT
  • Word processing software
  • Microsoft PowerPointHOT
  • FacebookHOT
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Microsoft ExcelHOT
  • Image scanning software
 Data management and query software
  • Data entry softwareHOT
  • Microsoft AccessHOT
  • DOC Cop
  • iParadigms Turnitin
 Development software
  • PythonHOT
  • RHOT
  • Sun Microsystems Java
 Educational or reference software
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Course management system software
  • Desire2Learn
  • Learning management system LMS
  • Moodle
  • Sakai CLE
 Industry specific software
  • Aptech Systems GAUSS
  • Econometric Software LIMDEP
  • Econport
  • Estima RATS
  • FEAR
  • Gnuplot
  • Insightful S-PLUS
  • MinitabHOT
  • Python Experimental Economics Toolkit PEET
  • StataCorp Stata
  • The MathWorks MATLABHOT
  • Time series modeling TSM software
  • Zocalo
  • z-Tree
 Information exchange software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft OutlookHOT
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Certifications
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Certifications
The certifications listed below are useful to pursue if you are interested in a career in this field.
No specific certifications are listed for this career
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Licensing
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Licensing
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All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
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