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Education Administrators, Postsecondary

Also called: Academic Affairs Vice President, Academic Dean, Dean, Registrar

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What they do:
Plan, direct, or coordinate research, instructional, student administration and services, and other educational activities at postsecondary institutions, including universities, colleges, and junior and community colleges.
On the job, you would:
  • Design or use assessments to monitor student learning outcomes.
  • Recruit, hire, train, and terminate departmental personnel.
  • Direct, coordinate, and evaluate the activities of personnel, including support staff engaged in administering academic institutions, departments, or alumni organizations.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • management
  • customer service
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Social
  • teaching people how to do something
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Achievement/Effort

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot Technology
  • Oracle PeopleSoft Hot Technology
  • SAP Hot Technology
Data base user interface and query software
  • Blackboard Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology
Analytical or scientific software
  • IBM SPSS Statistics Hot Technology
  • Minitab Hot Technology

Education

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

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$92,360
$52,960
$182,150
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