Life As a Professor
Position Description All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.
Types of Professor
- Foreign Service Teacher
- Interdisciplinary Professor
- University Professor
- Liberal Arts Teacher
- Metal Crafts Teacher
Are There Job Opportunities for Professors?
In 2016, there was an estimated number of 236,500 jobs in the United States for Professor. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 9.4% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 22,200 new jobs for Professor by 2026. There will be an estimated 20,700 positions for Professor per year.
The states with the most job growth for Professor are Utah, Colorado, and Nevada. Watch out if you plan on working in Vermont, Maine, or Alaska. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.
Professor Average Salary
The salary for Professors ranges between about $27,490 and $136,490 a year.
Professors who work in New York, Wisconsin, or Alaska, make the highest salaries.
How much do Professors make in different U.S. states?
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Where Professors Are Employed
Below are examples of industries where Professors work:
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