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Higher education teaching professionals

Average National Salaries (2020)

Age 20

£23,920 pile of coins

Age 35

£59,800 pile of coins

Age 50

£71,760 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £40,040

What does this career do?

Higher education teaching professionals deliver lectures and teach students to at least first degree level, undertake research and write journal articles and books in their chosen field of study.

Typical tasks

  • prepares, delivers and directs lectures, seminars and tutorials
  • prepares, administers and marks examinations, essays and other assignments
  • advises students on academic matters and encourages independent research
  • provides pastoral care or guidance to students
  • participates in decision making processes regarding curricula, budgetary, departmental and other matters
  • directs the work of postgraduate students
  • undertakes research, writes articles and books and attends conferences and other meetings.

Current entry requirements

Entry will require a good honours first degree plus a higher degree or an equivalent professional qualification. For vocational subjects, practical experience and additional qualifications may also be required.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2020)
Female
(2020)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Full-time

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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96.2% A Level pass rate in 2022.

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