Infographic: Teaching in Higher Education
What type of educational background do college professors have and what's the most popular subjects they teach?
This post is in partnership with University of Phoenix
Today, postsecondary educators hold 1.7 million jobs in America. With postsecondary teaching jobs expected to grow by 15 percent by 2018, you might be surprised about who is teaching in college classrooms. As it turns out, vocational and career-related subjects such as health specialties and business have the most instructors, while STEM (science, tech, engineering, and math) subjects lag a little behind. Even more surprising is how much time full-time professors spend on unpaid or non-teaching related work. Click on the infographic to see the education level of college professors, the breakdown of their work= week, and how many there are per subject.