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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.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
    • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
    • Perform administrative duties, such as serving as department head.
    • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
    • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
    • Supervise laboratory sessions.
    • Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
    • Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
    • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
    • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
    • Select and obtain materials and supplies, such as textbooks and laboratory equipment.
    • Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
    • Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.
    • 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.
    • Select and obtain materials and supplies, such as textbooks and laboratory equipment.
    • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
    • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
    • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
    • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
    • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
    • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as public health, stress management, and work site health promotion.
    • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
    • Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
    • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
    • Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
    • Act as advisers to student organizations.
    • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
    • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
    • Participate in campus and community events.

    Skills

    • Systems Evaluation

      Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

    • Writing

      Writing things for co-workers or customers.

    • Negotiation

      Bringing people together to solve differences.

    • Systems Analysis

      Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it.

    • Mathematics

      Using math to solve problems.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others.

    • Management of Material Resources

      Managing equipment and materials.

    • Management of Personnel Resources

      Selecting and managing the best workers for a job.

    • Operation and Control

      Using equipment or systems.

    • Programming

      Writing computer programs.

    • Active Learning

      Figuring out how to use new ideas or things.

    • Complex Problem Solving

      Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

    • Operations Analysis

      Figuring out what a product or service needs to be able to do.

    • Installation

      Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs.

    • Operations Monitoring

      Watching gauges, dials, or display screens to make sure a machine is working.

    • Coordination

      Changing what is done based on other people's actions.

    • Service Orientation

      Looking for ways to help people.

    • Critical Thinking

      Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

    • Instructing

      Teaching people how to do something.

    • Equipment Selection

      Deciding what kind of tools and equipment are needed to do a job.

    • Quality Control Analysis

      Testing how well a product or service works.

    • Equipment Maintenance

      Planning and doing the basic maintenance on equipment.

    • Monitoring

      Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements.

    • Time Management

      Managing your time and the time of other people.

    • Troubleshooting

      Figuring out what is causing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs to not work.

    • Repairing

      Repairing machines or systems using the right tools.

    • Learning Strategies

      Using the best training or teaching strategies for learning new things.

    • Persuasion

      Talking people into changing their minds or their behavior.

    • Technology Design

      Making equipment and technology useful for customers.

    • Active Listening

      Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Reading work-related information.

    • Social Perceptiveness

      Understanding people's reactions.

    • Judgment and Decision Making

      Thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one.

    • Management of Financial Resources

      Making spending decisions and keeping track of what is spent.

    • Science

      Using scientific rules and strategies to solve problems.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    6
    Graphic Literacy
    5

    Abilities

    • Arm-Hand Steadiness

      Keeping your arm or hand steady.

    • Multilimb Coordination

      Using your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down.

    • Selective Attention

      Paying attention to something without being distracted.

    • Explosive Strength

      Jumping, sprinting, or throwing something.

    • Night Vision

      Seeing at night or under low light.

    • Glare Sensitivity

      Seeing something even if there is a glare or very bright light.

    • Far Vision

      Seeing details that are far away.

    • Speech Recognition

      Recognizing spoken words.

    • Oral Comprehension

      Listening and understanding what people say.

    • Number Facility

      Adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing.

    • Time Sharing

      Doing two or more things at the same time.

    • Mathematical Reasoning

      Choosing the right type of math to solve a problem.

    • Flexibility of Closure

      Seeing hidden patterns.

    • Visualization

      Imagining how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

    • Speed of Closure

      Quickly knowing what you are looking at.

    • Gross Body Equilibrium

      Keeping your balance or staying upright.

    • Spatial Orientation

      Knowing where things are around you.

    • Memorization

      Remembering words, numbers, pictures, or steps.

    • Written Comprehension

      Reading and understanding what is written.

    • Problem Sensitivity

      Noticing when problems happen.

    • Information Ordering

      Ordering or arranging things.

    • Manual Dexterity

      Holding or moving items with your hands.

    • Fluency of Ideas

      Coming up with lots of ideas.

    • Deductive Reasoning

      Using rules to solve problems.

    • Finger Dexterity

      Putting together small parts with your fingers.

    • Dynamic Flexibility

      Quickly and repeatedly bending, stretching, twisting, or reaching out with your body, arms, and/or legs.

    • Depth Perception

      Deciding which thing is closer or farther away from you, or deciding how far away it is from you.

    • Gross Body Coordination

      Moving your arms, legs, and mid-section together while your whole body is moving.

    • Auditory Attention

      Paying attention to one sound while there are other distracting sounds.

    • Hearing Sensitivity

      Telling the difference between sounds.

    • Near Vision

      Seeing details up close.

    • Speed of Limb Movement

      Quickly moving your arms and legs.

    • Wrist-Finger Speed

      Making fast, simple, repeated movements of your fingers, hands, and wrists.

    • Oral Expression

      Communicating by speaking.

    • Written Expression

      Communicating by writing.

    • Trunk Strength

      Using your lower back and stomach.

    • Speech Clarity

      Speaking clearly.

    • Rate Control

      Changing when and how fast you move based on how something else is moving.

    • Static Strength

      Lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying.

    • Visual Color Discrimination

      Noticing the difference between colors, including shades and brightness.

    • Stamina

      Exercising for a long time without getting out of breath.

    • Reaction Time

      Quickly moving your hand, finger, or foot based on a sound, light, picture or other command.

    • Category Flexibility

      Grouping things in different ways.

    • Inductive Reasoning

      Making general rules or coming up with answers from lots of detailed information.

    • Perceptual Speed

      Quickly comparing groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

    • Control Precision

      Quickly changing the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

    • Originality

      Creating new and original ideas.

    • Response Orientation

      Quickly deciding if you should move your hand, foot, or other body part.

    • Extent Flexibility

      Bending, stretching, twisting, or reaching with your body, arms, and/or legs.

    • Peripheral Vision

      Seeing something to your side when your are looking ahead.

    • Dynamic Strength

      Exercising for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

    • Sound Localization

      Noticing the direction that a sound came from.

    Knowledge

    • 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.

    • Personnel and Human Resources

      Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.

    • Therapy and Counseling

      Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.

    • Transportation

      Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.

    • Computers and Electronics

      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    • Production and Processing

      Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

    • 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.

    • History and Archeology

      Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.

    • Mathematics

      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

    • Public Safety and Security

      Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

    • Building and Construction

      Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.

    • Administrative

      Knowledge of administrative and office procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and workplace terminology.

    • Mechanical

      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    • Geography

      Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.

    • Fine Arts

      Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

    • Telecommunications

      Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

    • Economics and Accounting

      Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking, and the analysis and reporting of financial data.

    • Biology

      Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.

    • 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.

    • Communications and Media

      Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

    • Law and Government

      Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

    • Sales and Marketing

      Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

    • 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.

    • Food Production

      Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.

    • 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.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Design

      Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

    • Sociology and Anthropology

      Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures, and their history and origins.

    • Engineering and Technology

      Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

    • Physics

      Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub-atomic structures and processes.

    • Foreign Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of a foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

    • Philosophy and Theology

      Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.

    • 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.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 107630/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 11,120
    • Yearly Projected Openings 1110

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Social: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Integrity
    • Cooperation
    • Leadership
    • Concern for Others
    • Dependability
    • Initiative

    Tools

    • Arm orthopedic softgoods
    • Back or lumbar or sacral orthopedic softgoods
    • Balance beams or boards or bolsters or rockers for rehabilitation or therapy
    • Bench refractometers or polarimeters
    • Blood bank cell washers
    • Blood pressure cuff kits
    • Canes
    • Cardiac output CO monitoring units
    • Coagulation analyzers
    • Colorimeters
    • Compact disk players or recorders
    • Cosmetic dentistry curing lights
    • Crutches
    • Cryostats
    • Dental amalgamators
    • Dental examination chairs
    • Dental formers
    • Dental handpieces
    • Dental laboratory lathes
    • Dental laboratory model trimmers
    • Dental lasers
    • Dental saliva ejectors or oral suction devices
    • Dental scalers
    • Dental shades
    • Dental x ray units
    • Desktop computers
    • Digital camcorders or video cameras
    • Digital cameras
    • Digital video disk players or recorders
    • Dollies
    • Dropping pipettes
    • Dry baths or heating blocks
    • Electro etcher marking machine
    • Electrocardiography EKG units
    • Electromyography EMG units
    • Electronic medical thermometers
    • Electrosurgical or electrocautery equipment
    • Electrotherapy combination units
    • Emergency or resuscitation carts
    • Endoscopic video cameras or recorders or adapters or accessories
    • Epidiascopes
    • Ergometer
    • Exercise trampolines
    • Eyewashers or eye wash stations
    • Fitness weights
    • Full body immersion hydrotherapy baths or tanks
    • Fume hoods or cupboards
    • Gait analysis apparatus
    • Gait belts for rehabilitation or therapy
    • Galvanic or faradic stimulators
    • Goniometers or arthrometers
    • Head mounted displays
    • Hemacytometer sets
    • Hematology analyzers
    • Hematology test kits or supplies
    • High capacity removable media drives
    • Histology or cytology slide stainers
    • Immunology analyzers
    • Inkjet printers
    • Knee therapeutic brace or support
    • Laboratory balances
    • Laboratory blenders or emulsifiers
    • Laboratory graduated cylinders
    • Laboratory mechanical convection ovens
    • Laboratory mixers
    • Laminar flow cabinets or stations
    • Laser fax machine
    • Laser printers
    • Lasers
    • Liquid crystal display projector
    • Lower body resistance machines
    • MP3 players or recorders
    • Mats or platforms for rehabilitation or therapy
    • Medical acoustic stethoscopes
    • Medical c arm x ray units
    • Medical computed tomography CT or CAT scanners or tubes
    • Medical exam or non surgical procedure gloves
    • Medical gamma cameras for general use
    • Medical gas cylinders or related devices
    • Medical picture archiving computer systems PACS
    • Medical positron emission tomography PET units
    • Medical radiological shielding aprons or masks or drapes
    • Medical syringes with needle
    • Medical tape measures
    • Medical ultrasound or doppler or echocardiograph monitors
    • Medicine ball
    • Microcentrifuges
    • Microphone stand
    • Microphones
    • Microplate readers
    • Microscope slides
    • Mobile medical services first aid kits
    • Mobile or transportable medical linear accelerators
    • Motion analysis system
    • Multimedia projectors
    • Multipurpose or general test tubes
    • Needle or blade or sharps disposal containers or carts
    • Neuromuscular stimulators or kits
    • Notebook computers
    • Orthopedic splint systems
    • Osmometers
    • Overhead projectors
    • Parallel bars for rehabilitation or therapy
    • Patient care beds for general use
    • Patient care beds for specialty care
    • Patient lifts
    • Patient shifting boards
    • Pelvis or back traction supplies
    • Petri plates or dishes
    • Photocopiers
    • Physiological recorders
    • Portable data input terminals
    • Postmortem animal dissection tables
    • Posture evaluation kit
    • Powder boards for rehabilitation or therapy
    • Pressure indicators
    • Projection screens or displays
    • Pulse oximeter units
    • Reachers for the physically challenged
    • Reflex hammers or mallets
    • Resistive exercise bands or putty or tubing for rehabilitation or therapy
    • Scanners
    • Scanning light or spinning disk or laser scanning microscopes
    • Scientific calculator
    • Shaking incubators
    • Slide projectors
    • Special purpose telephones
    • Spill kits
    • Stationary bicycles
    • Steam autoclaves or sterilizers
    • Surgical isolation or surgical masks
    • Tablet computers
    • Teeth cleaning devices
    • Teleconference equipment
    • Televisions
    • Therapeutic cryo compression therapy systems
    • Therapeutic heating or cooling pads or compresses or packs
    • Touch screen monitors
    • Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation units
    • Transmission electron microscopes
    • Treadmill exercisers for rehabilitation or therapy
    • Ultrasonic cleaning equipment
    • Ultrasonic therapy apparatus or supplies
    • Upper body resistance machines
    • Urinalysis analyzers
    • Videoconferencing systems
    • Vortex mixers
    • Walkers or rollators
    • Water baths
    • Web cameras
    • Wheelchairs
    • Wrist exercisers for rehabilitation or therapy

    Technology

    • Analytical or scientific software
    • Calendar and scheduling software
    • Compliance software
    • Computer based training software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Geographic information system
    • Graphics or photo imaging software
    • Information retrieval or search software
    • Internet browser software
    • Medical software
    • Multi-media educational software
    • Office suite software
    • Optical character reader OCR or scanning software
    • Presentation software
    • Spreadsheet software
    • Word processing software
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