College Chemistry Teachers
On the Job
College Chemistry Teachers teach courses on topics such as the chemical and physical properties of substances. They may conduct research.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Guide class discussions.
- Teach others to use technology or equipment.
- Teach physical science or mathematics courses at the college level.
- Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
- Research topics in area of expertise.
- Stay informed about current developments in field of specialization.
- Select educational materials or equipment.
- Develop instructional objectives.
- Establish rules or policies governing student behavior.
- Compile specialized bibliographies or lists of materials.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Working with a group or team.
- High levels of competition.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
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