Economics Teachers, Postsecondary


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+8.4% (as fast as the average)


What Economics Teachers, Postsecondary Do

Teach courses in economics. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Other Job Titles Economics Teachers, Postsecondary May Have

Economics Instructor, Economics Professor, Instructor, Professor

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics ,

University of Nebraska—Lincoln

I spend the majority of my day reading, staring at my computer writing, drinking coffee (while thinking), thinking, more reading, then some more writing.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as econometrics, price theory, and macroeconomics.
  • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.

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