Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary

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Elementary Principal, Middle School Principal, Principal, Superintendent

What they do:
Plan, direct, or coordinate the academic, administrative, or auxiliary activities of kindergarten, elementary, or secondary schools.
On the job, you would:
  • Evaluate curricula, teaching methods, and programs to determine their effectiveness, efficiency, and use, and to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Observe teaching methods and examine learning materials to evaluate and standardize curricula and teaching techniques and to determine areas for improvement.
  • Counsel and provide guidance to students regarding personal, academic, vocational, or behavioral issues.


Arts and Humanities

  • English language


  • management
  • human resources (HR)

Education and Training

  • teaching and course design

Safety and Government

  • law and government


Basic Skills

  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


  • understanding people's reactions
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • use rules to solve problems
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information


  • do two or more things at the same time
  • pay attention to something without being distracted


  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem


People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Leadership
  • Initiative
  • Self Control
  • Concern for Others


You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software

  • Desmos
  • IBM SPSS Statistics Hot Technology

Enterprise resource planning ERP software

  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Wilcomp Software RenWeb

Data base user interface and query software

  • Blackboard software
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology


Education: (rated 5 of 5)
certificate after master's or
master's degree
usually needed

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