University education isn’t just essential for developing skilled young people for the economy, it also one of the largest employment markets around. It employs everything from university administrators and data entrists, to university lecturers and professors. Very few other organisations have such a breadth of skills and expertise required for the day to day running of the organisation.
One of the biggest benefits to working in a university are the high levels of job security. Universities, even after increased tuition fees, remain as popular as ever or even more so, which means there is very little chance of you going into redundancy if you enter into employment with a university.
There are two primary areas in which you can work in a university; as an academic/teacher, or as an administrator.
Becoming Part of the Academy
Academic study is essential for the furthering of our understanding of the world around us. The technology economy depends upon the academic findings that universities and other research organisations produce on a yearly basis, and you can be part of that if you have a doctorate in a relevant subject.
Being an academic in a university also means that you will have some teaching responsibilities. Many people like this, as it can mean that you get to split your time between teaching and research, which can break up the monotony of both.
Becoming an administrator
Just like any school, a university is going to need an extensive support staff to ensure that all of the supplies needed at the campus are available. This requires a large HR department at any university, but they also need a large number of receptionists etc.