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Education Administrators, Elementary & Secondary School

Also called: Elementary Principal, Middle School Principal, Principal, Superintendent

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What they do:
Plan, direct, or coordinate the academic, administrative, or auxiliary activities of public or private elementary or secondary level schools.
On the job, you would:
  • Evaluate curricula, teaching methods, and programs to determine their effectiveness, efficiency, and use, and to ensure that school activities comply 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 where improvement is needed.
  • Counsel and provide guidance to students regarding personal, academic, vocational, or behavioral issues.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • management
  • human resources (HR)
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Safety and Government
  • law and government

Skills

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

Abilities

Verbal
  • 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
Attention
  • do two or more things at the same time
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Leadership
  • Initiative
  • Self Control
  • Concern for Others

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP Hot Technology
  • NetSuite ERP Hot Technology
Data base user interface and query software
  • Blackboard Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology
Analytical or scientific software
  • Minitab Hot Technology
  • SAS Hot Technology

Education

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

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$94,390
$60,760
$140,780
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