Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 25-1051 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in the physical sciences, except chemistry and physics. 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: Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences. Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media. Write grant proposals to procure external research funding. Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work. Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others. Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as structural geology, micrometeorology, and atmospheric thermodynamics. Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts. Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers. Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records. Supervise laboratory work and field work. Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction. Purchase and maintain equipment to support research projects. Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues. Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions. Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues. Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks and laboratory equipment. Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students. Review papers or serve on editorial boards for scientific journals, and review grant proposals for federal agencies. Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues. Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities. Perform administrative duties such as serving as department head.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Good
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry   Entry $53,770.00
Mean   Mean $91,898.00
Experience Experience $110,962.00

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.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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25-1051.00 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary