Communications Teachers, Postsecondary


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+3.2% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Doctoral or professional degree


What Communications Teachers, Postsecondary Do

Teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Other Job Titles Communications Teachers, Postsecondary May Have

Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Communication Arts Professor, Communication Instructor, Communication Professor, Instructor, Mass Communications Professor, Professor, Speech Instructor, Speech Professor

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Professor of Communication ,

Pittsburg State University

A student shadowing me would see that I love my job. No two days are the same. But a great day is when I teach my classes and meet with students and colleagues. If I can, I spend time grading and keeping up with emails and phone calls. I have lunch with colleagues on some days, on others I work in my office or just take a walk. Most days I spend the last hour on my writing projects. Then, if I have time, I might do some preparation for the next day.

Human Communications Professor ,

California State University, Fullerton

I teach HCOM100 at CSUF. On a typical day, I wake up at 9AM and head to CSUF. Before my classes, I head over to the department office to prep and organize for class. During my assigned sections, I lecture about various communication topics and go over any assignments or concepts. After class, I stick around to talk to students and answer questions during my office hours. Afterwards, I head home. At home, I grade any assignments, like speeches or papers, and prepare for upcoming lectures.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
  • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as public speaking, media criticism, and oral traditions.

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