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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People interested in an online nursing education degree include nursing faculty members who want to pursue advanced faculty or leadership positions and nurses currently working in health care delivery who want to share their knowledge of nursing.

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

  • Community health agency
  • Community or technical college
  • Consulting (nursing/health care)
  • Educational consulting firm
  • Health care system
  • Hospital
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Medical center

Common Job Titles/Positions*

  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Assistant dean of nursing
  • Clinical educator
  • Dean or associate dean of nursing program
  • Department chair
  • Director of faculty and staff development
  • Director of nursing
  • Education analyst
  • Educational consultant (nursing)
  • Full-time faculty
  • Nurse clinician
  • Nurse educator
  • Program director
  • Training 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.

School of Education Doctoral Degree Graduates

Data from graduates of the PhD in Education program have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

The graphs below show some key findings from Capella's Alumni Outcomes Survey. We use this information to help improve our courses, programs and services and to give you an idea of how alumni are using their degrees.

The skills and knowledge have been immediately applicable to my career 77%My degree has positioned me to achieve my professional ambitions 75%Capellas competency based curriculum has prepared me for the needs of my profession 87%

Percentage of respondents who answered "strongly agree" or “agree."
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.

Made a significant contribution to my profession 51%Successfully changed jobs and-or careers 42%Assumed leadership responsibilities 55%Received a salary increase 63%Received a promotion 48%

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 Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.