Also known as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Clinical Professor, Instructor, Lecturer, Occupational Therapy Professor, Pharmacology Professor, Physical Therapy Professor, Professor, Public Health Professor
Also known as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Clinical Professor
Public Health Professors teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Public Health Professors are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:
The above responsibilities are specific to Public Health Professors. More generally, Public Health Professors are involved in several broader types of activities:
The median salary for a Public Health Professor is $99,090, and the average salary is $124,890. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Public Health Professor salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.
Many Public Health Professors earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Public Health Professors earn less than $43,840 per year, 25% earn less than $63,000, 75% earn less than $164,930, and 90% earn more than $208,000.
Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Public Health Professors is expected to change by 24.3%, and there should be roughly 30,800 open positions for Public Health 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 Public Health Professor are usually higher in their Social and Investigative interests.
Public Health 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, Public Health Professors typically have very 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.
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 Public Health Professor tend to value Working Conditions, Achievement, and Recognition.
Most importantly, Public Health Professors very strongly value Working Conditions. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions.
Second, Public Health 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.
Lastly, Public Health Professors strongly value Recognition. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious.
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 Public Health Professors must consistently demonstrate qualities such as integrity, cooperation, and leadership.
Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Public Health Professors, ranked by importance:
Many Public Health 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..
Public Health Professors may need some on-the-job training, but most candidates will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
Public Health Professors may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as education and training, biology, or medicine and dentistry knowledge.
The list below shows several areas in which most Public Health Professors might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.
Public Health 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, Public Health Professors need abilities such as oral expression, written comprehension, and oral comprehension in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Public Health 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.
Public Health Professors frequently use skills like reading comprehension, speaking, and instructing to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Public Health Professors, ranked by their relative importance.
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