To become an adjunct professor, you usually need a bachelor's degree and 4-6 years of experience. The most common jobs before becoming an adjunct professor are teacher, internship, and instructor. Hiring managers expect an adjunct professor to have soft skills such as interpersonal skills, speaking skills, and writing skills. Once you have all the required skills and experience, it takes an average of 1-3 months of job training to become an adjunct professor.
The national average salary for adjunct professors is $98,821, but with the right certifications and experience, they can make up to $219,000. Getting a certification as a Basic Life Support for Healthcare and Public Safety (BLS) will help you to earn more as an adjunct professor.
Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 11% and produce 155,000 job opportunities across the U.S.