Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 25-1041 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in the agricultural sciences. Include teachers of agronomy, dairy sciences, fisheries management, horticultural sciences, poultry sciences, range management, and agricultural soil conservation. Include both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of both teaching and research.
Education: 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).
OJT: Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
Tasks: Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media. Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as crop production, plant genetics, and soil chemistry. Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory work, assignments, and papers. Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work. 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. Write grant proposals to procure external research funding. Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records. Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions. Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues. Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others. Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction. Supervise laboratory sessions and field work and coordinate laboratory operations. Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues. Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students. Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities. Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks and laboratory equipment. Provide professional consulting services to government or industry. Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues. Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Good
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry   Entry $68,349.00
Mean   Mean $106,416.00
Experience Experience $125,449.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

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25-1041.00 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary