I teach undergraduate students psychology and statistics.
My schedule is very flexible and varies by the day. I communicate with students and other faculty throughout the day via email, phone, and Skype. I grade papers, interact in student discussion threads, develop new courses and revise existing ones, meet with committee members to help students and the university achieve goals, and sometimes conduct research of my own.
Good time management skills are needed because my workday is almost completely self-directed. Communication skills are critical, particularly because most of my interactions with others are by phone or email, so communicating without face-to-face cues is key to both understanding others and being understood. Creativity is needed when developing engaging and interesting coursework to help students meet learning objectives.
Here's the first step for college students
Explore all the possible degrees and programs that could help you achieve your goals. Most goals/careers can be achieved with a variety of paths, and choosing the one that fits your lifestyle and needs will make it more likely for you to succeed. Interview and shadow people with jobs you are interested in. Differentiate between similar careers to determine which is best for you. For example, learn the nuances between school counselors, school psychologists, and school social workers.