Career Paths

Paths


Students interested in social and behavioral sciences may be interested in becoming college professors.

National Quick Facts: Postsecondary Teachers
2015 Median Pay $72,470 per year
Typical Entry-Level Education Most commonly, postsecondary teachers must have a Ph.D. However, a master's degree may be enough for some postsecondary teachers at community colleges
Work Experience in a Related Occupation In career and technical schools, work experience may be important for getting a postsecondary teaching job.
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2014 1,313,000
Job Outlook, 2014-24 13% (Faster than Average)
Employment Change, 2014-24 177,000

What Postsecondary Teachers Do

Postsecondary teachers instruct students in a wide variety of academic and career and technical subjects beyond the high school level. They also conduct research and publish scholarly papers and books.

For more information: www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/postsecondary-teachers.htm.

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