Higher Education Career
So you think you want a Higher Education Career? Ask yourself the following questions . . .
• Do you want to influence the development of adult students?
• Are you computer savvy?
• Are you comfortable speaking in front of and interacting with adults?
• Are you charismatic and influential?
• Are you comfortable creating and implementing lesson plans?
• Are you well-educated in a specific field of study?
• Are you passionate about research and continued growth within your current field?
The Facts About A Higher Education Career
• Higher education positions can include college professor at a 2-year or 4-year institution, part-time faculty at a college or alternative educational institution, or instructor at a vocational school.
• Qualifications can range from experience in the field to a master’s or doctoral degree.
• The majority of job opportunities are expected to be for those willing to work as part-time faculty.
• Most colleges and universities are looking for teachers in fields that will provide students with a wide variety of job opportunities.
How Much Money Can I Make As A Higher Education Teacher?
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in 2007 the median annual salary for a Higher Education Teacher was $56,120. The salary range for these positions was between $27,590 and $113,450. You salary will depend on the type of institution where you are teaching, your level of experience in education and if you are part-time or full-time faculty.
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If a Career in Higher Education isn’t what you are looking for, you may want to consider one of these other Education Careers . . .
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