My career goal essay
When I was little, my career goal was to become a medical practitioner, Now, that I grew up and stand on a way of making decisions, I realize that I want to be a College Professor. After my undergraduate degree in Ukraine, I was posted to a school as a teacher for my National Youth Service Corps. (NYSC) in Lagos Nigeria where I was motivated to pursue a career in this field of education. From internship job to my current position, most of my work experiences have involved teaching, consulting and IT.
It is with great excitement that I look ahead to be a professor, given the experiences that I have had with teaching over the past three years. I have been fortunate enough to be a teaching fellow in a few courses during my National Youth Service Corps program and continuing as a teacher in a school. I chose to pursue my master’s degree program in education (M.Ed.) in which I will be able to utilize my skills as an educationist. As a college professor, some of my responsibilities involve, teaching classes to undergraduate and graduates students, preparing course materials, constructing exams, and grading papers.
Although the sky is the limit in terms of how much money you can make as a college professor, the average salary was $75,430 annually as of May 2016. The lowest paid of all college professors earns less than $38,290, some college professors earn up to $168k annually and it can be higher, the success and dollar figure really depends upon what you want and where you want to go. The job outlook is there will always be a demand for college professors
One of the biggest issues with being a college professor is that professorship jobs are highly competitive. Even a talented and hard-working researcher who has many years of teaching experience may find it difficult to get a permanent job as a professor but if successfully get a permanent job, they earn enough to live comfortably and to raise a family. Another issue is that professors work in the evenings and on the weekends and it can be difficult for them to take vacation days as there is just too much work for them to be able to take time off.
I am interested in this career because it is rewarding work. it’s the right kind of work for the right kind of graduate. I hope that by sharing my activities and goals, I have been able to give you a glimpse into the person I am and what I hope to achieve. I have included what I have felt to be the most significant influences on my career choice.