Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+20.5% (much faster than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Doctoral or professional degree


What Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary Do

Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.

Other Job Titles Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary May Have

Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Clinical Professor, Instructor, Lecturer, Occupational Therapy Professor, Pharmacology Professor, Physical Therapy Professor, Professor, Public Health Professor

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Associate Professor ,

University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

In academia, the days vary between research, teaching, and service. I spend a lot of time writing grants and papers to get funding for our research. I meet with other collaborators. I also train new up and coming scientists.

Assistant Professor ,

University of Juba, Republic of South Sudan

I come to work every morning, if I don't have a class, I will check on my schedule for the next assignment. I am also head of the Department so I do some administrative work. I do write some research proposals and meet with people to brainstorm on ideas.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • 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.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Supervise laboratory sessions.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.

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