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Occupation Title: Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary

Description: Teach courses pertaining to the application of physical laws and principles of engineering for the development of machines, materials, instruments, processes, and services. Includes teachers of subjects, such as chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, mineral, and petroleum engineering. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of both teaching and research.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 25-1032

Sample Job Titles: Professor, Instructor, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering Professor, Assistant Professor, Engineering Instructor, Mechanical Engineering Professor, Chemical Engineering Professor, Engineering Professor, Adjunct Professor. 

 Salary Chart Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary

Estimated Total Employment*
2008: 32,070
2009: 34,270
2010: 34,400
2011: 33,660
2012: 33,970

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2010-2020): 586,100
Projected Growth (2010-2020): 10-19%

(total 10 year projection, not annual)

Data Source:
O*NET Online
NOTE: Projected job openings for postsecondary teachers refer to industry-wide data, not individual occupations.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).

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