Also known as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Child Development Instructor, Dietetics Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences Professor (FCS Professor), Food and Nutrition Professor, Human Development Professor, Instructor, Lecturer, Professor
Also known as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Child Development Instructor
Nutrition Professors teach courses in childcare, family relations, finance, nutrition, and related subjects pertaining to home management.
In addition, Nutrition Professors includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Nutrition Professors are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:
The above responsibilities are specific to Nutrition Professors. More generally, Nutrition Professors are involved in several broader types of activities:
The median salary for a Nutrition Professor is $72,220, and the average salary is $81,580. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Nutrition Professor salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.
Many Nutrition Professors earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Nutrition Professors earn less than $35,540 per year, 25% earn less than $53,030, 75% earn less than $98,620, and 90% earn less than $134,420.
Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Nutrition Professors is expected to change by 7.7%, and there should be roughly 300 open positions for Nutrition Professors every year.
Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.
Compared to most occupations, those who work as a Nutrition Professor are usually higher in their Social, Investigative, and Artistic interests.
Nutrition Professors typically have very strong Social interests. Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
Also, Nutrition Professors typically have strong Investigative interests. Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
Lastly, Nutrition Professors typically have moderate Artistic interests. Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.
Compared to most people, those working as a Nutrition Professor tend to value Achievement, Relationships, and Independence.
Most importantly, Nutrition Professors strongly value Achievement. Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Second, Nutrition Professors strongly value Relationships. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Lastly, Nutrition Professors strongly value Independence. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.
In order to perform their job successfully, people who work as Nutrition Professors must consistently demonstrate qualities such as integrity, dependability, and independence.
Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Nutrition Professors, ranked by importance:
Many Nutrition Professors have earned a graduate degree. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a doctoral degree, such as a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D..
Nutrition Professors may need some on-the-job training, but most candidates will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
Nutrition Professors may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as education and training, customer and personal service, or psychology knowledge.
The list below shows several areas in which most Nutrition Professors might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.
Nutrition Professors must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.
For example, Nutrition Professors need abilities such as written comprehension, oral expression, and oral comprehension in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Nutrition Professors, ranked by their relative importance.
Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.
Nutrition Professors frequently use skills like speaking, reading comprehension, and active listening to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Nutrition Professors, ranked by their relative importance.
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