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College Psychology Teachers

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Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


  • Many postsecondary teachers find the environment intellectually stimulating and rewarding because they are surrounded by others who enjoy the subject.
  • Educational qualifications range from expertise in a particular field to a Ph.D., depending on the subject taught and the type of educational institution.
  • Competition is expected for tenure-track positions; better opportunities are expected for part-time or non-tenure-track positions.
  • Ph.D. recipients should experience the best job prospects.


Personality I like helping others
Salary $68,150/yr ($34.08/hr)
Job Outlook Bright
Education Doctor or Professional degree