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Overview

College professors instruct undergraduate and graduate students in specific subjects at colleges and universities. They lecture classes, lead small seminar groups, and create and grade examinations. They also may conduct research, write for publication, and aid in administration. Approximately 1.3 million postsecondary teachers are employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Master's Degree

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Helpful

Organized

Outgoing

Career Ladder
Department Chair

Professor

Associate Professor

Assistant Professor

Instructor

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