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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People likely to be interested in a degree in instructional design for online learning are often training or education professionals pursuing instructional design specialist or developer positions in a variety of online learning settings, including educational institutions, corporations, the military, health care, or government.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Adult education program
  • Community college
  • Continuing education program
  • Corporation
  • Educational consulting firm
  • Government—local, state, federal
  • Health care
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Military
  • Military education
  • P–12 education
  • Public or private corporation
  • Vocational school

Common Job Titles/Positions*†

  • Computer-assisted instruction specialist
  • Coordinator of e-learning
  • e-Learning developer
  • Education and development specialist
  • Instructional design specialist
  • Instructional designer
  • Instructional technologist
  • Learning consultant
  • Training specialist

*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.