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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People interested in an online higher education leadership and administration degree are often student and academic services professionals pursuing leadership positions at community colleges, universities, or other public or private postsecondary educational institutions.

Twelve of the top 50 employers of Capella alumni are colleges or universities (as reported by CareerBuilder).

Career Builder Alumni Outcomes Data, Q2 2014

Potential Employment Settings

  • Adult education organization
  • Community college
  • Continuing education program
  • For-profit institution
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Military education
  • Technical college
  • Vocational or technical college
  • Volunteer program
 

Common Job Titles/Positions*†

Community College Leadership
  • Academic advisor
  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Articulation officer
  • Assistant director of business affairs
  • Assistant director of student activities
  • Associate director of student affairs
  • Career center coordinator
  • Coordinator of contract education
  • Coordinator of diversity affairs
  • Director continuing education
  • Director of academic advising
  • Director of assessment and evaluation
  • Director of college foundation
  • Director of college placement
  • Director of community services
  • Director of developmental education
  • Director of disability support services
  • Director of institutional research
  • Director of outreach services
  • Director of public relations
  • Director of technology
  • Director of transfer center
  • Financial aid supervisor
  • Full-time faculty
  • Grant writer
  • Human resources director
  • Program coordinator
  • Program director
  • Student services director
 
Higher Education Program Administration
  • Academic advisor
  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Assistant director of business affairs
  • Assistant director of student activities
  • Associate director of student affairs
  • Coordinator of diversity affairs
  • Director of academic advising
  • Director of alumni relations
  • Director of assessment and evaluation
  • Director of college foundation
  • Director of community services
  • Director of continuing education
  • Director of institutional research
  • Director of outreach services
  • Director of public relations
  • Director of technology
  • Financial aid supervisor
  • Full-time faculty
  • Grant writer
  • Human resources director
  • Program coordinator
  • Program director
  • Residence hall supervisor
  • Student services director
 

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

†Some positions require licensure and/or other designations. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

School of Education Master's Degree Graduates

Data from graduates across all Education masters programs have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

Master's degree graduates from Capella's School of Education report satisfaction with their tasks and responsibilities and with salary and benefits. Two thirds of the respondents work in education - 38% in higher education and 28% in P-12 education.

Career growth potential 53% Promotional opportunities 48% Salary and benefits 50% Tasks and responsibilites 79%

Percentage of respondents who answered "satisfied" or "very satisfied"
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.

Many of our School of Education master's degree alumni report advancing in their careers or receiving a salary increase. They also indicate they have assumed a leadership role or received a promotion.

Advanced in career or profession 26% Successfully changed careers 8% Obtained a teaching position in higher education 8% Assumed a leadership role 28% Received a promotion 13% Received a salary increase 44% Received favorable employer recognition of my degree 24% Received award 1% Presented at a conference, published article, book, manuscript 8% Conducted a research project 7% Served as a professional consultant 10%

Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.