College Professor

Alex Stearns

Introduction

My name is Alexander Stearns and I would like to be a college professor. I would like to be a college professor because I like teaching people, and teaching a college class seems like a fun challenge. Plus I would be able to make a fair amount of money. Not only that but I would be teaching people who might want to do what I do.

Job Description

Professors teach the subject or discipline in which they have been trained. Colleges hire professors in the traditional fields of the arts and sciences (such as English, history, biology, and physics) as well as in professional fields such as law, medicine, and business.

The Salary and Job Outlook

The salary as a full time assistant college professor (What you have to be before you become a professor) is $55,000 to $65,000 which is roughly $4,500 a month.The salary as a professor is $65,000 to $85,000 which is roughly $5,500 a month. After being a professor for many years the salary is $85,000 to $140,000 which is roughly $7,000 a month.In the year 2014 was there were 1,313,000 professors.In the year 2024 there will be 177,000.

The Education Requirements and Collge Choice

To become a college professor you need a PHD which 9 to 11 years of college to become a college professor. For college I would like to go to Yale university costs $49,480 to go there but I should be able to go with a financial aid package of $52,016.

Career Path

I will start out as a teaching assistant making $17,000 to $30,000 a year, conducting research; writing a dissertation; completing grad school course requirements; doing some teaching; and grading papers and exams. Next I will be an assistant professor making $55,000 to $70,000 a year, teaching classes; conducting research; writing articles and giving conference papers; and sitting on committees that set policies for the department or the school. Then I will be an associate professor making $65,000 to $90,000 a year, doing the same thing I did as an assistant professor. After that I will be a professor making $85,000 to $140,000 a year, teaching classes; conducting research; writing articles and giving conference papers; working on a second or third book; and sitting on departmental or college committees. Finally I will earn a spot on the department chair earning $3,000 to $10,000 in addition to my salary as a professor a year, managing department staff, faculty, supplies, and budget; advising department students on majors, courses, or theses; recruiting new faculty members; evaluating faculty performances; preparing reports on the state of the department; teaching a reduced number of courses; conducting research; and writing articles or books.

Works Cited

"Summary." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Web. 05 Oct. 2016.

"Welcome to Career Cruising 2.0." Career Cruising. Web. 05 Oct. 2016.