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Education Administrators, Postsecondary

General Information

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate student instruction, administration, and services, as well as other research and educational activities, at postsecondary institutions, including universities, colleges, and junior and community colleges.

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Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Education & Training

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
+4%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$99,940

Military salary*

$81,203

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State-by-state Salary

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$137,980
$53,460
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Master's degree 47%
  • Doctoral degree 37%
  • Bachelor's degree 7%
  • Post-doctoral training 7%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Enterprising — You have an interest in managing, negotiating and marketing, or leading and advising others.
  • Conventional — You have an interest in following procedures and regulations to organize information or data.
  • Social — You have an interest in helping, teaching, advising, assisting or providing service to others.

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Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership

Knowledge

  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Administrative
  • Personnel and Human Resources

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