What is a Professor?
Professor Definition All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.
Types of Professor
- Foreign Service Teacher
- Science Teacher
- Interior Design Teacher
- University Professor
- Assistant Professor
What Kind of Professor Job Opportunities Are There?
There were about 236,500 jobs for Professor in 2016 (in the United States). 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.
Salary for a Professor
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 each U.S. state?
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Where do Professors Work?
Below are examples of industries where Professors work:
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