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Occupation Title: Area, Ethnic, & Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary

Description: Teach courses pertaining to the culture and development of an area, an ethnic group, or any other group, such as Latin American Studies, women's studies, or urban affairs. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 25-1062

Sample Job Titles: Professor, Assistant Professor, Women's Studies Professor, American Studies Professor, Associate Professor, Black Studies Professor, Ethnic Studies Professor, Lecturer, Modern Greek Studies Professor, Adjunct Instructor of Women's Studies

 Salary Chart Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary

Estimated Total Employment*
2009: 8,070
2010: 8,980
2011: 9,250
2012: 9,710
2013: 9,700

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2012-2022): 3,800
Projected Growth (2012-2022): 15-21%

(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).