Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in biological sciences. 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: Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as molecular biology, marine biology, and botany. Prepare materials for laboratory activities and course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts. Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory work, assignments, and papers. Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records. Supervise students' laboratory work. Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others. Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences. Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions. Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work. Assist students who need extra help with their coursework outside of class. Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media. Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction. Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students. Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues. Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues. Write grant proposals to procure external research funding. Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks and laboratory equipment. Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities. Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues. Provide students course-related experiences, such as field trips, outside the classroom. Review papers for publication in journals.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Excellent
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry   Entry $51,093.00
Mean   Mean $80,374.00
Experience Experience $95,014.00

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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25-1042.00 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary