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Career Details :: Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in biological sciences.
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.
- Compiles, administers, and grades examinations, or assigns this work to others.
- Directs research of other teachers or graduate students working for advanced academic degrees.
- Acts as adviser to student organizations.
- Serves on faculty committee providing professional consulting services to government and industry.
- Conducts research in particular field of knowledge and publishes findings in professional journals.
- Advises students on academic and vocational curricula.
- Stimulates class discussions.
- Compiles bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
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General Work Activities
- Teaching Others
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Communicating With Other Workers
- Coaching and Developing Others
- Communicating With Persons Outside Organization
Frequent Work Context
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Objective or Subjective Information
- Consequence of Error