So You Think You Want To Teach In College
Some Things to Consider Prior To Making Your Decision
While examining data from a previous qualitative study focusing on 11 senior health educators employed by research-intensive universities, we uncovered a variety of factors that made important contributions to their overall job satisfaction. Although salary (and benefits) are typically highly ranked when making a career decision, this article condensed a variety of responses from our senior faculty into six considerations which help to identify an ‘optimal fit’ work setting. Some, or all of these considerations are in addition to the universal ‘love of teaching’ expressed by all of our subjects. The result has been health education careers greatly influenced or pleasantly enhanced by the overall quality of personal as well as professional lives.