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What is an Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Professor?

Example of Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, & Space Sciences Professor Job Teach courses in the physical sciences, except chemistry and physics. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, & Space Sciences Professor Responsibilities

  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
  • Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
  • Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
  • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Supervise laboratory work and field work.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.

Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, & Space Sciences Professor Skills

When polled, Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Professors say the following skills are most frequently used in their jobs:

Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Writing: Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Science: Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

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  • Volcanology Professor
  • Geosciences Faculty Member
  • Earth Science Faculty Member
  • Associate Professor

Is There Job Demand for Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Professors?

There were about 13,100 jobs for Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Professor in 2016 (in the United States). New jobs are being produced at a rate of 9.9% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 1,300 new jobs for Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Professor by 2026. The BLS estimates 1,200 yearly job openings in this field.

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The states with the most job growth for Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, & Space Sciences Professor are Utah, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Watch out if you plan on working in Wyoming, North Dakota, or New Hampshire. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Average Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Professors Salary

The salary for Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Professors ranges between about $47,820 and $170,200 a year.

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Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Professors who work in Maryland, Georgia, or Massachusetts, make the highest salaries.

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Professors in different U.S. states.

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $86,800
Arizona $100,900
Arkansas $70,340
California $124,250
Colorado $94,450
Connecticut $72,360
Florida $96,580
Georgia $118,930
Idaho $93,440
Illinois $80,660
Indiana $96,440
Iowa $104,200
Kansas $82,070
Louisiana $113,300
Maine $82,830
Maryland $142,190
Massachusetts $137,740
Michigan $97,110
Minnesota $93,780
Mississippi $73,840
Missouri $85,330
Montana $60,200
Nevada $124,010
New Hampshire $95,100
New Jersey $101,940
New Mexico $63,410
New York $108,020
North Carolina $89,940
Ohio $107,080
Oklahoma $82,440
Oregon $102,300
Pennsylvania $94,630
South Dakota $82,780
Tennessee $82,910
Texas $104,760
Utah $107,950
Virginia $93,310
Washington $95,530
Wisconsin $95,730
Wyoming $94,260

What Tools do Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Professors Use?

Although they’re not necessarily needed for all jobs, the following technologies are used by many Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Professors:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Web browser software
  • Data entry software
  • Email software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
  • Google Docs
  • National Instruments LabVIEW
  • Blackboard
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Learning management system LMS
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Sakai CLE
  • DOC Cop
  • Course management system software

Becoming an Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, & Space Sciences Professor

What kind of Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Professor requirements are there?

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What work experience do I need to become an Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, & Space Sciences Professor?

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Where Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Professors Are Employed

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