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Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
 Tools & Technology
 Tools used in this occupation:
 
  • Special purpose telephones
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  • High capacity removable media drives
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  • Notebook computers
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  • Desktop computers
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  • Personal computers
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  • Computer based training software
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  • Word processing software
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  • Information retrieval or search software
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  • Electronic mail software
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  • Data base user interface and query software
  •  Tasks
     
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as financial accounting, principles of marketing, and operations management.
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  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
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  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
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  • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
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  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
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  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
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  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.
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  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
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  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional organizations and conferences.
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  • Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and career issues.
  •  Skills
     
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
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  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
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  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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  • 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.
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  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
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  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
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  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
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  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
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  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  •  Knowledge
     
  • 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.
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  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
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  • Economics and Accounting - Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
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  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
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  • Sales and Marketing - Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
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  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
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  • Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
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  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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  • Sociology and Anthropology - Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
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      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).
      Related Experience:   Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
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     Wage Information
     
    Region Average Entry Level  Mid-Range 
    Annual  Hourly 
    Statewide $83,006.00 N/A  N/A  N/A - N/A 
    Hartford $99,603.00 N/A  N/A  N/A - N/A 
     Occupation Outlook ( 2014 - 2024 )
    Average Annual Job Openings:   45
      Employment in this occupation is expected to grow faster than average, and the number of annual openings will offer very good job opportunities.
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