Education Administrators, Postsecondary

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What they do:
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.
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.


Arts and Humanities

  • English language


  • management
  • customer service

Education and Training

  • teaching and course design

Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics


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


  • teaching people how to do something
  • understanding people's reactions



  • 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


  • pay attention to something without being distracted


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

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Achievement/Effort


You might use software like this on the job:

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Data base user interface and query software

  • Blackboard software
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Web page creation and editing software

  • Google Sites
  • LinkedIn Hot Technology


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

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