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Higher education jobs typically involve teaching or administration in colleges, universities, and vocational schools. Teaching in higher education includes

  • Creating lesson plans
  • Communicating with students
  • Preparing, administering, and grading tests

 

Most educators in higher education jobs teach in colleges or universities and teach within a specific subject area. Teachers working in higher education need to keep current in their field of expertise and spend time on research and networking.

 

Education and Career Opportunities in Higher Education

The education required for higher education jobs ranges from expertise in a given field to advanced degrees in higher education, including master's and doctorate degrees. Most likely, a master's degree is the minimum degree required for teaching or administration positions at campus-based or online colleges and universities. In competitive schools, candidates with doctoral degrees in higher education may be chosen over those with master's.

Employment for higher education teachers is expected to grow by 15 percent between 2008-2018, faster than average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Salary ranges for higher education jobs vary greatly depending on the field--professors in the field of business had median annual wages of $73,320 in 2009. English professors earned a median wage of $58,870, while economics professors had median wages of $81,170.

Higher education administrators--who typically need a master's or doctoral degree in education administration or a related field--had median wages of $82,800 in 2009, according to BLS data.



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