College Economics Teachers
On the Job
College Economics Teachers teach courses pertaining to economics, including labor markets, financial policy, supply and demand, and related topics. They may do research.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Guide class discussions.
- Teach social science 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.
- Develop instructional objectives.
- Compile specialized bibliographies or lists of materials.
- Plan community programs or activities for the general public.
- Select educational materials or equipment.
- Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- High levels of competition.
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