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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

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

    Skills

    • Troubleshooting

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

    • Active Listening

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

    • Monitoring

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

    • Installation

      Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs.

    • Social Perceptiveness

      Understanding people's reactions.

    • Coordination

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

    • Mathematics

      Using math to solve problems.

    • Science

      Using scientific rules and strategies to solve problems.

    • Negotiation

      Bringing people together to solve differences.

    • Equipment Selection

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

    • Time Management

      Managing your time and the time of other people.

    • Writing

      Writing things for co-workers or customers.

    • Instructing

      Teaching people how to do something.

    • Repairing

      Repairing machines or systems using the right tools.

    • Management of Financial Resources

      Making spending decisions and keeping track of what is spent.

    • Service Orientation

      Looking for ways to help people.

    • Equipment Maintenance

      Planning and doing the basic maintenance on equipment.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others.

    • Programming

      Writing computer programs.

    • Quality Control Analysis

      Testing how well a product or service works.

    • Management of Material Resources

      Managing equipment and materials.

    • Learning Strategies

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

    • Complex Problem Solving

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

    • Operations Monitoring

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

    • Judgment and Decision Making

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

    • Operations Analysis

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

    • Systems Analysis

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

    • Active Learning

      Figuring out how to use new ideas or things.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Reading work-related information.

    • Management of Personnel Resources

      Selecting and managing the best workers for a job.

    • Operation and Control

      Using equipment or systems.

    • Persuasion

      Talking people into changing their minds or their behavior.

    • Critical Thinking

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

    • Technology Design

      Making equipment and technology useful for customers.

    • Systems Evaluation

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

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    6
    Graphic Literacy
    5

    Abilities

    • Written Comprehension

      Reading and understanding what is written.

    • Inductive Reasoning

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

    • Reaction Time

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

    • Information Ordering

      Ordering or arranging things.

    • Manual Dexterity

      Holding or moving items with your hands.

    • Spatial Orientation

      Knowing where things are around you.

    • Control Precision

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

    • Memorization

      Remembering words, numbers, pictures, or steps.

    • Trunk Strength

      Using your lower back and stomach.

    • Near Vision

      Seeing details up close.

    • Mathematical Reasoning

      Choosing the right type of math to solve a problem.

    • Multilimb Coordination

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

    • Depth Perception

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

    • Speech Clarity

      Speaking clearly.

    • Glare Sensitivity

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

    • Speech Recognition

      Recognizing spoken words.

    • Peripheral Vision

      Seeing something to your side when your are looking ahead.

    • Visualization

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

    • Far Vision

      Seeing details that are far away.

    • Speed of Closure

      Quickly knowing what you are looking at.

    • Stamina

      Exercising for a long time without getting out of breath.

    • Oral Expression

      Communicating by speaking.

    • Flexibility of Closure

      Seeing hidden patterns.

    • Gross Body Coordination

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

    • Category Flexibility

      Grouping things in different ways.

    • Perceptual Speed

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

    • Finger Dexterity

      Putting together small parts with your fingers.

    • Speed of Limb Movement

      Quickly moving your arms and legs.

    • Dynamic Flexibility

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

    • Problem Sensitivity

      Noticing when problems happen.

    • Deductive Reasoning

      Using rules to solve problems.

    • Time Sharing

      Doing two or more things at the same time.

    • Gross Body Equilibrium

      Keeping your balance or staying upright.

    • Hearing Sensitivity

      Telling the difference between sounds.

    • Auditory Attention

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

    • Visual Color Discrimination

      Noticing the difference between colors, including shades and brightness.

    • Arm-Hand Steadiness

      Keeping your arm or hand steady.

    • Wrist-Finger Speed

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

    • Extent Flexibility

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

    • Originality

      Creating new and original ideas.

    • Static Strength

      Lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying.

    • Written Expression

      Communicating by writing.

    • Number Facility

      Adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing.

    • Selective Attention

      Paying attention to something without being distracted.

    • Response Orientation

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

    • Dynamic Strength

      Exercising for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

    • Oral Comprehension

      Listening and understanding what people say.

    • Rate Control

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

    • Fluency of Ideas

      Coming up with lots of ideas.

    • Sound Localization

      Noticing the direction that a sound came from.

    • Night Vision

      Seeing at night or under low light.

    • Explosive Strength

      Jumping, sprinting, or throwing something.

    Knowledge

    • 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.

    • Production and Processing

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Fine Arts

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

    • 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.

    • Transportation

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

    • History and Archeology

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

    • Mechanical

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Economics and Accounting

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Computers and Electronics

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

    • 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.

    • Law and Government

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

    • Telecommunications

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Food Production

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 107020/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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