Community College Professor

What Does A Community College Professor Do?

Community college professors teach courses and work with students in community colleges.

How Do I Become A Community College Professor?

A master’s degree in whatever field will be taught is necessary to obtain this position. A master’s degree typically takes about two-three years to earn after first earning a four-year bachelor’s degree. Some community colleges may require that their instructors have a doctorate. A doctorate may take an additional two-three years after the master’s degree is earned, depending on the specific program.

What is the Average Salary For A Community College Professor?

High – 168,000
Median – 75,000
Low – 37,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Community College Professor?

  • Take as many college-prep courses as possible!

What Is The Work Environment For A Community College Professor?

Professors generally work in pleasant environments. They may teach classes during the day, at night, or online.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Community College Professor?

Job opportunities for community college professors should be good over the next 10 years, but many colleges are increasing the numbers of part-time (adjunct) professors. There are likely to be more opportunities for part-time than full-time work.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada