Careers in Education

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Law Professors

teach courses in law. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Salary: $130710
Degree: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Health Specialties Professors

teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Salary: $122320
Degree: Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Economics Professors

teach courses in economics. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Salary: $117180
Degree: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Engineering Professors

teach courses pertaining to the application of physical laws and principles of engineering for the development of machines, materials, instruments, processes, and services. Includes 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 teaching and research.
Salary: $113680
Degree: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction



Physics Professors

teach courses pertaining to the laws of matter and energy. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Salary: $103830
Degree: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Business Professors

teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Salary: $103330
Degree: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Earth, Marine and Space Professors

teach courses in the physical sciences, except chemistry and physics. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Salary: $101890
Degree: Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Political Science Professors

teach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Salary: $99480
Degree: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction



Architecture Professors

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 teaching and research.
Salary: $99320
Degree: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Biology Professors

teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Salary: $97340
Degree: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Computer Science Professors

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 teaching and research.
Salary: $96200
Degree: Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Anthropology and Archeology Professors

teach courses in anthropology or archeology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Salary: $94080
Degree: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction



Forestry and Conservation Professors

teach courses in forestry and conservation science. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Salary: $92550
Degree: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Chemistry Professors

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 teaching and research.
Salary: $92360
Degree: Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Environmental Science Professors

teach courses in environmental science. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Salary: $91330
Degree: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Agricultural Sciences Professors

teach courses in the agricultural sciences. Includes 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 teaching and research.
Salary: $90890
Degree: Doctoral degree
High job satisfaction



Geography Professors

teach courses in geography. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Salary: $88950
Degree: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Psychology Professors

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 teaching and research.
Salary: $88490
Degree: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Mathematics Professors

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 teaching and research.
Salary: $87140
Degree: Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Cultural Studies Professors

teach courses pertaining to the culture and development of an area, an ethnic group, or any other group, such as Latin American studies, women's studies, or urban affairs. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Salary: $85450
Degree: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction



History Professors

teach courses in human history and historiography. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Salary: $83990
Degree: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Sociology Professors

teach courses in sociology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Salary: $83310
Degree: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Art, Drama and Music Professors

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 teaching and research.
Salary: $82560
Degree: Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Philosophy and Religion Professors

teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Salary: $82420
Degree: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction



Nursing Professors

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 teaching and research.
Salary: $81350
Degree: Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Foreign Language Professors

teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Salary: $79160
Degree: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


English Literature Professors

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 teaching and research.
Salary: $78150
Degree: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Communications Professors

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 teaching and research.
Salary: $78090
Degree: Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction



Social Work Professors

teach courses in social work. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Salary: $77520
Degree: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Home Economics Professors

teach courses in childcare, family relations, finance, nutrition, and related subjects pertaining to home management. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Salary: $77170
Degree: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction



Careers in Education Administration

Postsecondary Principals

plan, direct, or coordinate research, instructional, student administration and services, and other educational activities at postsecondary institutions, including universities, colleges, and junior and community colleges.
Salary: $111210
Degree: Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Elementary and Secondary School Principals

plan, direct, or coordinate the academic, administrative, or auxiliary activities of public or private elementary or secondary level schools.
Salary: $98750
Degree: Master's degree
High job satisfaction


Distance Learning Coordinators

coordinate day-to-day operations of distance learning programs and schedule courses.
Salary: $89570
Degree: Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Preschool and Childcare Center Principals

plan, direct, or coordinate the academic and nonacademic activities of preschool and childcare centers or programs.
Salary: $53990
Degree: Associate's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction




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