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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online professional studies in education degree often pursue post secondary faculty or P–12 master teacher positions, or consulting or leadership positions in a variety of educational settings, including higher education, business, nonprofit organizations, the military, health care or government.

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 program
  • Alternative program
  • Community college
  • Government—local, state, federal
  • Health care
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Military
  • Nonprofit organization
  • P–12 school district
  • Private school system
  • State agency
 

Common Job Titles/Positions*

  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Assessment coordinator
  • Curriculum specialist
  • Director of education
  • Distance learning specialist
  • Full-time faculty
  • Program coordinator
 

*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.