Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
- Zoology Teacher
- Zoology Professor
- Taxonomy Teacher
- Science Professor
- Science Instructor
- Science Faculty Member
- Research Professor
- Protozoology Teacher
- Professor of Practice
- Professor of Biology
- Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.
- Act as advisers to student organizations.
- Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
- Participate in campus and community events, such as giving presentations to the public.
- Perform administrative duties, such as serving as department head.
- Review papers for publication in journals.
- Provide students course-related experiences, such as field trips, outside the classroom.
- Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
- Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
- Select and obtain materials and supplies, such as textbooks and laboratory equipment.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: SI.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Social interests, but also prefer Investigative environments.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Working Conditions, but also value Achievement and Recognition in their jobs.
- Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
- 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.
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- 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.
- Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
- Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
- Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
- Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
In 2017, the average annual wage in California was $121,310 with most people making between $51,950 and $206,760
During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 4,700 people in California. It is projected that there will be 5,800 employed in 2024.
This occupation will have about 110 openings due to growth and about 80 replacement openings for approximately 190 total annual openings.
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