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Will professor job disappear in the near future?

I am planning to pursue my Master's and PhD studies, but I am worry after reading an article which predicted that a lot of jobs will disappear by 2030 and professor job was in the list, the writer saw that we would no longer need professors because of E-education and distance education etc., so I am worry now and I feel that after I take my PhD it will be valueless and I will not be able to find a job!

Asked By: - 7/21/2012
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No, jobs for professors won't disappear entirely. Sure, online education will take over some of it, but many professions simply can't be taught online (like the ones that need equipment, labs, technical and clinical experience) and you need professors to do research and teach it to students. But it's certainly true... More
Answered By: eri - 7/21/2012
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NO, but professors will HAVE to adapt to a more digital world. The job will not disappear. PART of what you are seeing is just hype, because the person who is doing a LOT of online teaching ( DO a search on "Kahn academy") DOES NOT HAVE A Ph.D. degree, and that REALLY annoys some , but not all, Ph.Ds and graduate... More
Answered By: oklatonola - 7/21/2012
 
I agree that E-education will increase. But somebody will still have to teach! Methods may change, positions will probably remain. Plus, don't forget that if you get your PhD & pursue a job in academia you will not only teach. Research is usually a huge part of the deal in academia. Also, don't forget that there other... More
Answered By: Sarah - 7/21/2012
 
no professors are needed in all ages.. and i dont think u shud really worry but 2030
Answered By: Pearlious - 7/21/2012
 
No. But, you'd better study something that you really enjoy in order to become a true expert in whatever that subject may be. An academic degree may mean very little unless you really know, understand and love the subject. I suspect that in the future degrees will be earned in a far more flexible manner than they are... More
Answered By: Ray - 7/21/2012
 
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