A. Teach courses to undergraduate/graduate students; conduct lectures, laboratory sessions, and discussion groups; participate in university governance; direct/advise on research programs; and advise students on academic/career matters
B. Specialize in particular subjects such as anatomy, biology, chemistry, physics, geography, history, computer science, sociology, political science, and engineering and conduct research in their area of specialization
Post-secondary teaching and research assistants:
A. Organize reference/other materials; conduct literature searches, seminars, and laboratory sessions; and perform other activities to assist university professors, community college/CEGEP teachers, and other faculty members in teaching/research activities
B. Work in their field of study
1. Educational services - 95.0%
2. Scientific research and development services - 2.0%
3. Health care and social assistance - 1.0%
1. To be a university professor, you need a doctoral degree in your field of study. You may need licences or professional certification for teaching in certain professionally regulated fields such as medicine, law, psychology, engineering, and architecture.
2. To be a post-secondary teaching and research assistant, you need to be enroled in a college, CEGEP or university, or have completed a university degree.
3. Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree and almost 2 in 5 have a graduate degree.
1. English (Communication)
2. Your Choice of Specialty: Science, Business, Math, History
The average hourly wages for University Professors and Assistants is $24.40/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the social science, education, government service and religion and are close to the average for all professional occupations. These wages grew at an above-average rate from 2002 to 2004.