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Teachers - Postsecondary
What Postsecondary Teachers Do

Postsecondary teachers instruct students in a wide variety of academic and career and technical subjects beyond the high school level. They also conduct research and publish scholarly papers and books. Postsecondary teachers work in public and private colleges and universities, professional schools, junior or community colleges, and career and technical schools.
How to Become a Postsecondary Teacher
Educational requirements vary by subject and the type of educational institution. Most commonly, postsecondary teachers must have a Ph.D. However, a master's degree may be enough for some postsecondary teachers at community colleges. In career and technical schools, work experience may be important for getting a postsecondary teaching job.
Pay - Job Outlook
The median annual wage for postsecondary teachers was $72,470 in May 2015. Employment of postsecondary teachers is projected to grow 13 percent by 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.