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Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
 Tools & Technology
 Tools used in this occupation:
 
  • Electro etcher marking machine
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  • Dollies
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  • Laboratory blenders or emulsifiers
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  • Dry baths or heating blocks
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  • Cryostats
  •  Technology used in this occupation:
     
  • Computer based training software
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  • Medical software
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  • Data base user interface and query software
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  • Word processing software
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  • Electronic mail software
  •  Tasks
     
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
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  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
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  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
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  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
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  • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
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  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as public health, stress management, and work site health promotion.
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  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
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  • Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
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  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
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  • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research 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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  • 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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  • 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 Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
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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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  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
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  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  •  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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  • Medicine and Dentistry - Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
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  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
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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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  • 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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  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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  • Therapy and Counseling - Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
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  • Physics - Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
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  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
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     Education & Training
      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 $162,923.00 N/A  N/A  N/A - N/A 
    New Haven $183,622.00 N/A  N/A  N/A - N/A 
     Occupation Outlook ( 2014 - 2024 )
    Average Annual Job Openings:   120
      Employment in this occupation is expected to grow much faster than average, and the number of annual openings will offer excellent job opportunities.
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