Communications Teachers, Postsecondary


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+7.3% (as fast as the average)


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

Communication Instructor, Communication Professor, Instructor, 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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