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Job Family: Counseling - Education
Benchmark Title: Farm and Home Management Advisors
Farm and Home Management Advisors advise, instruct, and assist individuals and families engaged in agriculture,
agricultural-related processes, or home economics activities. Demonstrate procedures and apply research findings to
solve problems; instruct and train in product development, sales, and the utilization of machinery and equipment to
promote general welfare. Include county agricultural agents, feed and farm management advisers, home economists,
and extension service advisors.
 
Benchmark Title: Residential Advisers
Residential Advisors coordinate activities for residents of boarding schools, college fraternities or sororities,
college dormitories, or similar establishments. Order supplies and determine need for maintenance, repairs, and
furnishings. May maintain household records and assign rooms. May refer residents to counseling resources if
needed.
 
Benchmark Title: Vocational and Educational Counselors
Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors counsel individuals and provide group educational and vocational
guidance services.
 
 
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Job Family: Education Administration
Benchmark Title: Education Administrator, Preschool
In preschools and childcare centers, education administrators are the director or supervisor of the school or
center. Their job is similar to that of other school administrators in that they oversee daily activities and
operation of the schools, hire and develop staff, and make sure that the school meets required regulations
 
Benchmark Title: Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary Schools set the academic tone
and hire, evaluate, and help improve the skills of teachers and other staff. Principals confer with staff to
advise, explain, or answer procedural questions. They visit classrooms, observe teaching methods, review
instructional objectives, and examine learning materials. They actively work with teachers to develop and maintain
high curriculum standards, develop mission statements, and set performance goals and objectives. Principals must
use clear, objective guidelines for teacher appraisals, because pay often is based on performance ratings.
 
Benchmark Title: Education Administrators, Post Secondary
In colleges and universities, Education Administrators, Postsecondary - academic
deans, deans of faculty, provosts, and university deans assist presidents, make faculty appointments, develop
budgets, and establish academic policies and programs. They also direct and coordinate the activities of deans of
individual colleges and chairpersons of academic departments. Fundraising also is becoming an essential part of
their job.
 
 
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Job Family: Instructor, K-12
Benchmark Title: Middle School Teachers, Except Spec Ed and Voc Ed
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education teach students in public or private schools in one
or more subjects at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high
school as defined by applicable State laws and regulations. Excludes Middle School Vocational Education Teachers
and Special Education Teachers.
 
Benchmark Title: Teachers, Elementary School
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education teach pupils in public or private schools at the elementary
level basic academic, social, and other formative skills. Excludes Special Education Teachers.
 
Benchmark Title: Teachers, Kindergarten
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education teach elemental natural and social science, personal hygiene,
music, art, and literature to children from 4 to 6 years old. Promote physical, mental, and social development. May
be required to hold State certification.
 
Benchmark Title: Teachers, Preschool
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education instruct children (normally up to 5
years of age) in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school
in preschool, day care center, or other child development facility. May be required to hold State certification.
 
Benchmark Title: Teachers, Remedial Education GED
Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors teach or instruct out-of-school youths and
adults in remedial education classes, preparatory classes for the General Educational Development test, literacy,
or English as a Second Language. Teaching may or may not take place in a traditional educational institution.
 
Benchmark Title: Teachers, Secondary School - All Levels
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education instruct students in secondary public or private
schools in one or more subjects at the secondary level, such as English, mathematics, or social studies. May be
designated according to subject matter specialty, such as typing instructors, commercial teachers, or English
teachers. Excludes Vocational Education Secondary School Teachers and Special Education Teachers.
 
Benchmark Title: Teachers, Special Educ Preschool/Kindergarten/Elementary
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School teach
elementary and preschool school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Include teachers who
specialize and work with audibly and visually handicapped students and those who teach basic academic and life
processes skills to the mentally impaired.
 
Benchmark Title: Teachers, Special Education Middle School
Special Education Teachers, Middle School teach middle school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped
students. Include teachers who specialize and work with audibly and visually handicapped students and those who
teach basic academic and life processes skills to the mentally impaired.
 
 
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Benchmark Title: Teachers, Special Education Secondary School
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School teach secondary school subjects to educationally and physically
handicapped students. Include teachers who specialize and work with audibly and visually handicapped students and
those who teach basic academic and life processes skills to the mentally impaired.
 
Benchmark Title: Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School
Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School teach or instruct vocational or occupational subjects at the middle
school level. Excludes Special Education Teachers.
 
Benchmark Title: Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School
Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School teach or instruct vocational or occupational subjects at the
secondary school level.
 
 
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Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary teach courses in the agricultural sciences. Include teachers of
agronomy, dairy sciences, fisheries management, horticultural sciences, poultry sciences, range management, and
agricultural soil conservation. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination
of both teaching and research.
 
Benchmark Title: Anthropology and Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary teach courses in anthropology or archeology. Includes both
teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of both teaching and research. Faculty
members at universities normally spend a significant part of their time doing research; those in 4-year colleges,
somewhat less; and those in 2-year colleges, relatively little. The teaching load, however, often is heavier in
2-year colleges and somewhat lighter at 4-year institutions. Full professors at all types of institutions usually
spend a larger portion of their time conducting research than do assistant professors, instructors, and lecturers.
College and university faculty make up the majority of postsecondary teachers.
 
Benchmark Title: Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary teach courses in architecture and architectural design, such as architectural
environmental design, interior architecture/design, and landscape architecture. Includes both teachers primarily
engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of both teaching and research. Faculty members at universities
normally spend a significant part of their time doing research; those in 4-year colleges, somewhat less; and those
in 2-year colleges, relatively little. The teaching load, however, often is heavier in 2-year colleges and somewhat
lighter at 4-year institutions. Full professors at all types of institutions usually spend a larger portion of
their time conducting research than do assistant professors, instructors, and lecturers. College and university
faculty make up the majority of postsecondary teachers.
 
Benchmark Title: Area/Ethnic/Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary teach courses pertaining to the culture and development
of an area (e.g., Latin America), an ethnic group, or any other group (e.g., women's studies, urban affairs).
Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of both teaching and research.
Faculty members at universities normally spend a significant part of their time doing research; those in 4-year
colleges, somewhat less; and those in 2-year colleges, relatively little. The teaching load, however, often is
heavier in 2-year colleges and somewhat lighter at 4-year institutions. Full professors at all types of
institutions usually spend a larger portion of their time conducting research than do assistant professors,
instructors, and lecturers. College and university faculty make up the majority of postsecondary teachers.
 
 
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Benchmark Title: Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary teach courses in drama, music and the arts including fine and applied
art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and
those who do a combination of both teaching and research. Faculty members at universities normally spend a
significant part of their time doing research; those in 4-year colleges, somewhat less; and those in 2-year
colleges, relatively little. The teaching load, however, often is heavier in 2-year colleges and somewhat lighter
at 4-year institutions. Full professors at all types of institutions usually spend a larger portion of their time
conducting research than do assistant professors, instructors, and lecturers. College and university faculty make
up the majority of postsecondary teachers.
 
Benchmark Title: Atmospheric/Earth/Marine/Space Sci Teachers PostSecondary
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary teach courses in the physical sciences,
except chemistry and physics. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination
of both teaching and research. Faculty members at universities normally spend a significant part of their time
doing research; those in 4-year colleges, somewhat less; and those in 2-year colleges, relatively little. The
teaching load, however, often is heavier in 2-year colleges and somewhat lighter at 4-year institutions. Full
professors at all types of institutions usually spend a larger portion of their time conducting research than do
assistant professors, instructors, and lecturers. College and university faculty make up the majority of
postsecondary teachers.
 
Benchmark Title: Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary teach courses in biological sciences.
Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of both teaching and research.
Faculty members at universities normally spend a significant part of their time doing research; those in 4-year
colleges, somewhat less; and those in 2-year colleges, relatively little. The teaching load, however, often is
heavier in 2-year colleges and somewhat lighter at 4-year institutions. Full professors at all types of
institutions usually spend a larger portion of their time conducting research than do assistant professors,
instructors, and lecturers. College and university faculty make up the majority of postsecondary teachers.
 
Benchmark Title: Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Business Teachers, Postsecondary teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting,
finance, human resources, labor relations, marketing, and operations research. Include both teachers primarily
engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of both teaching and research. Faculty members at universities
normally spend a significant part of their time doing research; those in 4-year colleges, somewhat less; and those
in 2-year colleges, relatively little. The teaching load, however, often is heavier in 2-year colleges and somewhat
lighter at 4-year institutions. Full professors at all types of institutions usually spend a larger portion of
their time conducting research than do assistant professors, instructors, and lecturers. College and university
faculty make up the majority of postsecondary teachers.
 
 
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Benchmark Title: Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary teach courses pertaining to the chemical and physical properties and
compositional changes of substances. Work may include instruction in the methods of qualitative and quantitative
chemical analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of both
teaching and research. Faculty members at universities normally spend a significant part of their time doing
research; those in 4-year colleges, somewhat less; and those in 2-year colleges, relatively little. The teaching
load, however, often is heavier in 2-year colleges and somewhat lighter at 4-year institutions. Full professors at
all types of institutions usually spend a larger portion of their time conducting research than do assistant
professors, instructors, and lecturers. College and university faculty make up the majority of postsecondary
teachers.
 
Benchmark Title: Communications Teachers, Postsecondary
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications,
public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in
teaching and those who do a combination of both teaching and research. The proportion of time spent on research,
teaching, administrative, and other duties varies by individual circumstance and type of institution. Faculty
members at universities normally spend a significant part of their time doing research; those in 4-year colleges,
somewhat less; and those in 2-year colleges, relatively little. The teaching load, however, often is heavier in
2-year colleges and somewhat lighter at 4-year institutions. Full professors at all types of institutions usually
spend a larger portion of their time conducting research than do assistant professors, instructors, and lecturers.
College and university faculty make up the majority of postsecondary teachers.
 
Benchmark Title: Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary teach courses in computer science. May specialize in a field of computer
science, such as the design and function of computers or operations and research analysis. Includes both teachers
primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of both teaching and research. Faculty members at
universities normally spend a significant part of their time doing research; those in 4-year colleges, somewhat
less; and those in 2-year colleges, relatively little. The teaching load, however, often is heavier in 2-year
colleges and somewhat lighter at 4-year institutions. Full professors at all types of institutions usually spend a
larger portion of their time conducting research than do assistant professors, instructors, and lecturers. College
and university faculty make up the majority of postsecondary teachers.
 
Benchmark Title: Criminal Justice Teachers, Postsecondary
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary teach courses in criminal justice, corrections, and
law enforcement administration. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination
of both teaching and research. Faculty members at universities normally spend a significant part of their time
doing research; those in 4-year colleges, somewhat less; and those in 2-year colleges, relatively little. The
teaching load, however, often is heavier in 2-year colleges and somewhat lighter at 4-year institutions. Full
professors at all types of institutions usually spend a larger portion of their time conducting research than do
assistant professors, instructors, and lecturers. College and university faculty make up the majority of
postsecondary teachers.
 
 
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Benchmark Title: Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary teach courses in economics. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching
and those who do a combination of both teaching and research. Faculty members at universities normally spend a
significant part of their time doing research; those in 4-year colleges, somewhat less; and those in 2-year
colleges, relatively little. The teaching load, however, often is heavier in 2-year colleges and somewhat lighter
at 4-year institutions. Full professors at all types of institutions usually spend a larger portion of their time
conducting research than do assistant professors, instructors, and lecturers. College and university faculty make
up the majority of postsecondary teachers.
 
Benchmark Title: Education Teachers, Postsecondary
Education Teachers, Postsecondary teach courses pertaining to education, such as
counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language.
Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of both teaching and research.
Faculty members at universities normally spend a significant part of their time doing research; those in 4-year
colleges, somewhat less; and those in 2-year colleges, relatively little. The teaching load, however, often is
heavier in 2-year colleges and somewhat lighter at 4-year institutions. Full professors at all types of
institutions usually spend a larger portion of their time conducting research than do assistant professors,
instructors, and lecturers. College and university faculty make up the majority of postsecondary teachers.
 
Benchmark Title: Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary teach courses pertaining to the application of physical laws and principles of
engineering for the development of machines, materials, instruments, processes, and services. Include teachers of
subjects, such as chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, mineral, and petroleum engineering. Includes
both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of both teaching and research. Faculty
members at universities normally spend a significant part of their time doing research; those in 4-year colleges,
somewhat less; and those in 2-year colleges, relatively little. The teaching load, however, often is heavier in
2-year colleges and somewhat lighter at 4-year institutions. Full professors at all types of institutions usually
spend a larger portion of their time conducting research than do assistant professors, instructors, and lecturers.
College and university faculty make up the majority of postsecondary teachers.
 
Benchmark Title: English Language Teachers, Postsecondary
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary teach courses in English
language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged
in teaching and those who do a combination of both teaching and research. Faculty members at universities normally
spend a significant part of their time doing research; those in 4-year colleges, somewhat less; and those in 2-year
colleges, relatively little. The teaching load, however, often is heavier in 2-year colleges and somewhat lighter
at 4-year institutions. Full professors at all types of institutions usually spend a larger portion of their time
conducting research than do assistant professors, instructors, and lecturers. College and university faculty make
up the majority of postsecondary teachers.
 
 
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Benchmark Title: Environmental Science Teachers, PostSecondary
Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary teach courses in environmental science. Includes both teachers
primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of both teaching and research. Faculty members at
universities normally spend a significant part of their time doing research; those in 4-year colleges, somewhat
less; and those in 2-year colleges, relatively little. The teaching load, however, often is heavier in 2-year
colleges and somewhat lighter at 4-year institutions. Full professors at all types of institutions usually spend a
larger portion of their time conducting research than do assistant professors, instructors, and lecturers. College
and university faculty make up the majority of postsecondary teachers.
 
Benchmark Title: Foreign Language Teachers, Postsecondary
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary teach courses in foreign
(i.e., other than English) languages and literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and
those who do a combination of both teaching and research. Faculty members at universities normally spend a
significant part of their time doing research; those in 4-year colleges, somewhat less; and those in 2-year
colleges, relatively little. The teaching load, however, often is heavier in 2-year colleges and somewhat lighter
at 4-year institutions. Full professors at all types of institutions usually spend a larger portion of their time
conducting research than do assistant professors, instructors, and lecturers. College and university faculty make
up the majority of postsecondary teachers.
 
Benchmark Title: Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary teach courses in environmental and conservation science.
Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of both teaching and research.
Faculty members at universities normally spend a significant part of their time doing research; those in 4-year
colleges, somewhat less; and those in 2-year colleges, relatively little. The teaching load, however, often is
heavier in 2-year colleges and somewhat lighter at 4-year institutions. Full professors at all types of
institutions usually spend a larger portion of their time conducting research than do assistant professors,
instructors, and lecturers. College and university faculty make up the majority of postsecondary teachers.
 
Benchmark Title: Geography Teachers, Postsecondary
Geography Teachers, Postsecondary teach courses in geography. Include both teachers primarily engaged in teaching
and those who do a combination of both teaching and research. Faculty members at universities normally spend a
significant part of their time doing research; those in 4-year colleges, somewhat less; and those in 2-year
colleges, relatively little. The teaching load, however, often is heavier in 2-year colleges and somewhat lighter
at 4-year institutions. Full professors at all types of institutions usually spend a larger portion of their time
conducting research than do assistant professors, instructors, and lecturers. College and university faculty make
up the majority of postsecondary teachers.
 
Benchmark Title: Graduate Assistants, Teaching
Graduate Teaching Assistants assist department chairperson, faculty members, or other professional staff members in
college or university by performing teaching or teaching-related duties, such as teaching lower level courses,
developing teaching materials, preparing and giving examinations, and grading examinations or papers. Graduate
assistants must be enrolled in a graduate school program.
 
 
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Benchmark Title: Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary teach courses in health specialties, such as veterinary medicine,
dentistry, pharmacy, therapy, laboratory technology, and public health. Faculty members at universities normally
spend a significant part of their time doing research; those in 4-year colleges, somewhat less; and those in 2-year
colleges, relatively little. The teaching load, however, often is heavier in 2-year colleges and somewhat lighter
at 4-year institutions. Full professors at all types of institutions usually spend a larger portion of their time
conducting research than do assistant professors, instructors, and lecturers. College and university faculty make
up the majority of postsecondary teachers.
 
Benchmark Title: History Teachers, Postsecondary
History Teachers, Postsecondary teach courses in human history and historiography. Includes both teachers primarily
engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of both teaching and research. Faculty members at universities
normally spend a significant part of their time doing research; those in 4-year colleges, somewhat less; and those
in 2-year colleges, relatively little. The teaching load, however, often is heavier in 2-year colleges and somewhat
lighter at 4-year institutions. Full professors at all types of institutions usually spend a larger portion of
their time conducting research than do assistant professors, instructors, and lecturers. College and university
faculty make up the majority of postsecondary teachers.
 
Benchmark Title: Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary teach courses in child care, family relations, finance, nutrition, and
related subjects as pertaining to home management. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those
who do a combination of both teaching and research. Faculty members at universities normally spend a significant
part of their time doing research; those in 4-year colleges, somewhat less; and those in 2-year colleges,
relatively little. The teaching load, however, often is heavier in 2-year colleges and somewhat lighter at 4-year
institutions. Full professors at all types of institutions usually spend a larger portion of their time conducting
research than do assistant professors, instructors, and lecturers. College and university faculty make up the
majority of postsecondary teachers.
 
Benchmark Title: Law Teachers, Postsecondary
Law Teachers, Postsecondary teach courses in law. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those
who do a combination of both teaching and research. Faculty members at universities normally spend a significant
part of their time doing research; those in 4-year colleges, somewhat less; and those in 2-year colleges,
relatively little. The teaching load, however, often is heavier in 2-year colleges and somewhat lighter at 4-year
institutions. Full professors at all types of institutions usually spend a larger portion of their time conducting
research than do assistant professors, instructors, and lecturers. College and university faculty make up the
majority of postsecondary teachers.
 
Benchmark Title: Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary teach courses in library science.
 
 
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Benchmark Title: Mathematical Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary teach courses pertaining to mathematical concepts, statistics, and
actuarial science and to the application of original and standardized mathematical techniques in solving specific
problems and situations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of
both teaching and research. Faculty members at universities normally spend a significant part of their time doing
research; those in 4-year colleges, somewhat less; and those in 2-year colleges, relatively little. The teaching
load, however, often is heavier in 2-year colleges and somewhat lighter at 4-year institutions. Full professors at
all types of institutions usually spend a larger portion of their time conducting research than do assistant
professors, instructors, and lecturers. College and university faculty make up the majority of postsecondary
teachers.
 
Benchmark Title: Nursing Instructors, Postsecondary
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary demonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units
to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of both
teaching and research. Faculty members at universities normally spend a significant part of their time doing
research; those in 4-year colleges, somewhat less; and those in 2-year colleges, relatively little. The teaching
load, however, often is heavier in 2-year colleges and somewhat lighter at 4-year institutions. Full professors at
all types of institutions usually spend a larger portion of their time conducting research than do assistant
professors, instructors, and lecturers. College and university faculty make up the majority of postsecondary
teachers.
 
Benchmark Title: Philosophy and Religion Teachers,Postsecondary
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both
teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of both teaching and research. Faculty
members at universities normally spend a significant part of their time doing research; those in 4-year colleges,
somewhat less; and those in 2-year colleges, relatively little. The teaching load, however, often is heavier in
2-year colleges and somewhat lighter at 4-year institutions. Full professors at all types of institutions usually
spend a larger portion of their time conducting research than do assistant professors, instructors, and lecturers.
College and university faculty make up the majority of postsecondary teachers.
 
Benchmark Title: Physics Teachers, Postsecondary
Physics Teachers, Postsecondary teach courses pertaining to the laws of matter and energy. Includes both teachers
primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of both teaching and research. Faculty members at
universities normally spend a significant part of their time doing research; those in 4-year colleges, somewhat
less; and those in 2-year colleges, relatively little. The teaching load, however, often is heavier in 2-year
colleges and somewhat lighter at 4-year institutions. Full professors at all types of institutions usually spend a
larger portion of their time conducting research than do assistant professors, instructors, and lecturers. College
and university faculty make up the majority of postsecondary teachers.
 
 
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Benchmark Title: Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary teach courses in political science, international affairs, and
international relations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of
both teaching and research. Faculty members at universities normally spend a significant part of their time doing
research; those in 4-year colleges, somewhat less; and those in 2-year colleges, relatively little. The teaching
load, however, often is heavier in 2-year colleges and somewhat lighter at 4-year institutions. Full professors at
all types of institutions usually spend a larger portion of their time conducting research than do assistant
professors, instructors, and lecturers. College and university faculty make up the majority of postsecondary
teachers.
 
Benchmark Title: Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental
psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a
combination of both teaching and research. Faculty members at universities normally spend a significant part of
their time doing research; those in 4-year colleges, somewhat less; and those in 2-year colleges, relatively
little. The teaching load, however, often is heavier in 2-year colleges and somewhat lighter at 4-year
institutions. Full professors at all types of institutions usually spend a larger portion of their time conducting
research than do assistant professors, instructors, and lecturers. College and university faculty make up the
majority of postsecondary teachers.
 
Benchmark Title: Recreation and Fitness Teachers, Postsecondary
Faculty members at universities normally spend a significant part of their time doing research; those in 4-year
colleges, somewhat less; and those in 2-year colleges, relatively little. The teaching load, however, often is
heavier in 2-year colleges and somewhat lighter at 4-year institutions. Full professors at all types of
institutions usually spend a larger portion of their time conducting research than do assistant professors,
instructors, and lecturers. College and university faculty make up the majority of postsecondary teachers.
 
Benchmark Title: Social Science Teachers, Postsecndry-All Others NEC Combined
Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary teach courses in social work. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in
teaching and those who do a combination of both teaching and research. Faculty members at universities normally
spend a significant part of their time doing research; those in 4-year colleges, somewhat less; and those in 2-year
colleges, relatively little. The teaching load, however, often is heavier in 2-year colleges and somewhat lighter
at 4-year institutions. Full professors at all types of institutions usually spend a larger portion of their time
conducting research than do assistant professors, instructors, and lecturers. College and university faculty make
up the majority of postsecondary teachers.
 
Benchmark Title: Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary teach courses in sociology. Include both teachers primarily engaged in teaching
and those who do a combination of both teaching and research. Faculty members at universities normally spend a
significant part of their time doing research; those in 4-year colleges, somewhat less; and those in 2-year
colleges, relatively little. The teaching load, however, often is heavier in 2-year colleges and somewhat lighter
at 4-year institutions. Full professors at all types of institutions usually spend a larger portion of their time
conducting research than do assistant professors, instructors, and lecturers. College and university faculty make
up the majority of postsecondary teachers.
 
 
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Job Family: Instructors, Other
Benchmark Title: Instructional Coordinators
Instructional Coordinators develop instructional material, coordinate educational content, and incorporate current
technology in specialized fields that provide guidelines to educators and instructors for developing curricula and
conducting courses. Include educational consultants and specialists, and instructional material directors.
 
Benchmark Title: Teacher Aide - All Levels Combined
Teacher Assistants perform duties that are instructional in nature or deliver direct services to students or
parents. Serve in a position for which a teacher or another professional has ultimate responsibility for the design
and implementation of educational programs and services.
 
 
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Job Family: Library
Benchmark Title: Librarians, Professional
Librarians administer libraries and perform related library services. Work in a variety of settings, including
public libraries, schools, colleges and universities, museums, corporations, government agencies, law firms,
non-profit organizations, and healthcare providers. Tasks may include selecting, acquiring, cataloguing,
classifying, circulating, and maintaining library materials; and furnishing reference, bibliographical, and
readers' advisory services. May perform in-depth, strategic research, and synthesize, analyze, edit, and filter
information. May set up or work with databases and information systems to catalogue and access information
 
Benchmark Title: Library Assistants, Clerical
Library assistants, clerical sometimes referred to as library media assistants, library aides, or circulation
assistants register patrons so that they can borrow materials from the library. They record the borrowerĘs name and
address from an application and then issue a library card. Most library assistants enter patronsĘ records into
computer databases. Library assistants lend and collect books, periodicals, videotapes, and other materials. They
inspect returned materials for damage, check due dates, and compute fines for overdue material. They also answer
patronsĘ questions and refer those they cannot answer to a librarian.
 
Benchmark Title: Technical Assistants, Library
Library Technicians assist librarians by helping readers in the use of library catalogs, databases, and indexes to
locate books and other materials; and by answering questions that require only brief consultation of standard
reference. Compile records; sort and shelve books; remove or repair damaged books; register patrons; check
materials in and out of the circulation process. Replace materials in shelving area (stacks) or files. Include
bookmobile drivers who operate bookmobiles or light trucks that pull trailers to specific locations on a
predetermined schedule and assist with providing services in mobile libraries.
 
 
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Job Family: Multi Media - Education
Benchmark Title: Audio-Visual Specialists
Audio and video equipment technicians set up and operate audio and video equipment, including microphones, sound
speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, recording equipment, connecting wires and cables, sound and
mixing boards, and related electronic equipment for concerts, sports events, meetings and conventions,
presentations, and news conferences. They may also set up and operate associated spotlights and other custom
lighting systems.
 
 
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