Economics Teachers, Postsecondary


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+5.2% (as fast as the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Doctoral or professional degree


What Economics Teachers, Postsecondary Do

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

Other Job Titles Economics Teachers, Postsecondary May Have

Adjunct Professor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Economics Instructor, Economics Lecturer, Economics Professor, Finance Professor, Instructor, Lecturer, Professor

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics ,

University of Nebraska—Lincoln

I spend the majority of my day reading, staring at my computer writing, drinking coffee (while thinking), thinking, more reading, then some more writing.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • 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.
  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.

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