Communications Teachers, Postsecondary

Also called: Communication Instructor, Communication Professor, Instructor, Professor,



What they do:
Teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
On the job, you would:
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • philisophy and religion
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Communications
  • multimedia
Math and Science
  • psychology

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Social
  • teaching people how to do something
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Concern for Others
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Innovation

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Word processing software
  • Google Docs
  • Microsoft Word
Computer based training software
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Sakai CLE
Video creation and editing software
  • Apple Final Cut Pro
  • Video production software

Education

Education: (rated 5 of 5)
  • master's degree
  • doctoral degree
usually needed

Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$71,030
$40,690
$137,520

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What they do:
Teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

On the job, you would:
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.

KNOWLEDGE

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • philisophy and religion
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Communications
  • multimedia
Math and Science
  • psychology

SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Social
  • teaching people how to do something
  • understanding people's reactions

ABILITIES

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems

PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Concern for Others
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Innovation

TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Word processing software
  • Google Docs
  • Microsoft Word
Computer based training software
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Sakai CLE
Video creation and editing software
  • Apple Final Cut Pro
  • Video production software

EDUCATION

Education: (rated 5 of 5)
  • master's degree
  • doctoral degree
usually needed

JOB OUTLOOK

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$71,030
$40,690
$137,520

EXPLORE MORE