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Computer Science Professor

Overview: Teaches courses in computer science. May specialize in a field of computer science, such as the design and function of computers or operations and research analysis.
Duties:
Degree(s): A.A.S. Computer Information Systems: Computer Programming Track 
A.S. Mathematics and Science 
A.A.S. Computer Information Systems: Microcomputer Applications Software Track 
Job Outlook: Employment of college/university professors is expected to grow faster than average through 2018 due primarily to increases in college and university enrollment over the next decade. Tenure track positions in 4-year colleges will be harder to obtain. More opportunities are available at online universities and community colleges.
Starting Salary: Average annual salaries in four-year colleges and universities are higher than those in two-year colleges. Salaries are based on a nine-month year.
Education Level: Candidates for this occupation generally have completed their Bachelor’s Degree and have continued their education either 1 or 2 years longer.
Additional Training/Education: Four-year colleges and universities generally hire those with a doctoral degree for full time, tenure track positions, but may hire those with a master's degree, or doctoral candidates for certain disciplines, or part-time or temporary positions. In two-year colleges, a master's degree is often adequate for full-time positions.
Recommended Skills:
  • Writing computer programs to perform specific information handling operations.
  • Paying attention to what other people are saying, and taking time to understand the points being made.
  • Allocating and budgeting your time for different tasks so that things get done when needed.
  • Ability to identify a problem, review related information, develop and evaluate options, and implement a solution.
  • The ability to understand complex written paragraphs, instructions, or reports.
  • Using logic to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Talking, giving speeches, or speaking in a group to convey information, explain ideas, or give instructions.
  • Teaching others how to do something.
  • Composing and communicating your ideas in written form.
Recommended Values:
  • Being involved in helping other people in a direct way either individually or in a small group.
  • Doing something to contribute to the betterment of the world. Doing something for the greater good.
 

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Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.