Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
SOC: 25-1192.00

Description:

Teach courses in childcare, family relations, finance, nutrition, and related subjects pertaining to home management. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
4,300 employed

Projected (2024):
3,800 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Professor in Family Studies
  • Assistant Professor of Dietetics
  • Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Associate Professor
  • Child Development Instructor
  • Clothing and Textiles Teacher
  • College or University Faculty Member
  • College Professor
  • Consumer Studies Professor
  • Cooking Teacher
  • Didactic Instructor
  • Didactic Program in Dietetics Director
  • Didactic Program in Dietetics Program Director (DPD Program Director)
  • Dietetics Director
  • Dietetics Professor
  • Early Childhood Education Instructor
  • Faculty Member
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Professor (FACS Professor)
  • Family Consumer Science Teacher
  • Family Living Educator
  • Family Resource Management Professor
  • Food and Nutrition Professor
  • Food and Nutrition Teacher
  • Health and Nutrition Specialist
  • Home and Family Living Professor
  • Home Economics Teacher
  • Home Economist
  • Human Development Professor
  • Instructor
  • Lecturer
  • Merchandising Professor
  • Nutrition and Dietetics Instructor
  • Nutrition Faculty Member
  • Nutrition Instructor
  • Nutrition Program Instructor
  • Professor
  • Professor of Family and Nutrition Sciences
  • Sewing Teacher
  • Tailoring Teacher
  • Textiles and Clothing Teacher
  • Weaving Professor


  • Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed

    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.

    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).

    Job Training:

    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.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Troubleshooting
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Food Production
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Fine Arts
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory work, projects, assignments, and papers.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as food science, nutrition, and child care.
  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
  • Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
  • Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
  • Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks.
  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
  • Act as advisers to student organizations.
  • Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
  • Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
  • Participate in campus and community events.
  • Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
  • Perform administrative duties such as serving as department head.
  • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
  • Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Bakeware pans
  • Built-in ovens
  • Carousel slide projectors
  • Chef's knives
  • Commercial dishwashers
  • Compact digital cameras
  • Compact disk CD players
  • Computer data input scanners
  • Computer laser printers
  • Computer projectors
  • Conference telephones
  • Deep freezers
  • Desktop computers
  • Digital calculators
  • Digital video cameras
  • Digital video disk DVD players
  • Domestic sewing machines
  • Electric ranges
  • Handheld microphones
  • Human development software
  • Interactive whiteboard controllers
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Laptop computers
  • Laser facsimile machines
  • Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
  • Liquid crystal display LCD televisions
  • Microphone podiums
  • Microwave ovens
  • Money management software
  • MP3 digital voice recorders
  • Multi-line telephone systems
  • Multimedia projection equipment
  • Nutrition management software
  • Opaque projectors
  • Overhead data projectors
  • Photocopying equipment
  • Poster printers
  • Pressing equipment
  • Projector screens
  • Refrigerators
  • Stand mixers
  • Student response systems
  • Tablet computers
  • Television monitors
  • Universal serial bus USB flash drives
  • Videoconferencing equipment
  • Webcams
  • Wireless microphones
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Collaborative editing software
  • Course management system software
  • Data entry software
  • Desire2Learn
  • DOC Cop
  • Email software
  • Google Docs
  • Image scanning software
  • iParadigms Turnitin
  • Learning management system LMS software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Sakai CLE
  • Social computing tools
  • Web browser software


  • education training and library


    industry stats

    SOC: 25-0000

    Total Employed: 8,542,670

    Average Annual Salary: $53,000