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Occupation Title: Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, & Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary

Description: Teach courses in the physical sciences, except chemistry and physics. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 25-1051

Sample Job Titles: Professor, Geology Professor, Assistant Professor, Research Professor, Atmospheric Sciences Professor, Associate Professor, Oceanic Sciences Professor, Earth Science Professor, Associate Professor of Geology, Astronomy Professor 

 Salary Chart Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary

Estimated Total Employment*
2008: 9,650
2009: 9,900
2010: 10,680
2011: 10,660
2012: 10,930

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).

Suggested citation: Association of American Geographers, Jobs & Careers Website, Salary Data and Trends, http://www.aag.org/cs/salary_data_and_trends/salary_data_and_trends_overview (accessed mm//dd/yyyy).