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Career Details :: Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the culture and development of an area (e.g., Latin America), an ethnic group, or any other group (e.g., women's studies, urban affairs).
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.
A bachelor's degree is the minimum formal education required for these occupations. However, many also 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).
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.
- Prepares and delivers lectures to students.
- Conducts research in particular field of knowledge and publishes findings in professional journals.
- Acts as adviser to student organizations.
- Serves on faculty committee providing professional consulting services to government and industry.
- Directs research of other teachers or graduate students working for advanced academic degrees.
- Compiles, administers, and grades examinations, or assigns this work to others.
- Compiles bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
- Advises students on academic and vocational curricula.
- Stimulates class discussions.
- Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School
- Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
- Government Service Executives
- Instructional Coordinators
- Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
General Work Activities
- Teaching Others
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Communicating With Other Workers
- Coaching and Developing Others
- Establishing & Maintaining Relationships
Frequent Work Context
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Objective or Subjective Information
- Consequence of Error