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Professors are responsible for teaching students different subjects according to their area. They specialize in one or more subjects and help their students to understand particular topics by preparing lectures, creating reports, and grading tests. These professionals may work at different institutions including universities, colleges, government agencies and institutes. They also have office hours to resolve student´s issues and complete research projects according to employers´ requirements.

Professors usually perform many of the following tasks:
• Mentoring aspiring graduate students.
• Conducting seminars.
• Performing advanced researches.
• Teaching lessons.
• Creating examinations.


• Having time management skills.
• Being able to help students.
• Having excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
• Being able to motivate others.
• Having interpersonal skills.
• Being able to work under stressful circumstances.
• Having high level of self-discipline.
• Being responsible and trustworthy.
• Having analytical skills.
• Being methodical and patient.


Candidates for Professor job placements are required to have a Doctoral Degree in the field they want to teach and work experience in that subject. These programs take six years and require that applicants have a Bachelor´s Degree course. Engineering programs take less time than Humanity programs that can take longer than the general specified time. Once candidates complete a Doctoral Program they can select a subspecialty. Persons who want to work as Associate Professors and Adjunct Professors are required to have a Master´s Degree, including more than 21 postgraduate hours of the subject they chose to teach. Some professional associations in this field are the National Education Association and the American Association of University Professors.

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