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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People likely to be interested an instructional design for online learning degree often pursue dean, director or other high-level leadership positions in a variety online learning settings, including educational institutions, corporations, the military, health care and 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
  • Community college
  • Continuing education program
  • Corporation
  • Educational consulting firm
  • Government—local, state, federal
  • Health care industry
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Military education
  • P–12 education
  • Vocational school

Common Job Titles/Positions*†

  • Assistant dean for distributed learning
  • Assistant or associate professor
  • Associate provost for instruction and technology
  • Dean of distance education
  • Director of distance and continuing education
  • Director of e-learning
  • Director of education and development
  • Director of instructional design
  • Director of instructional technology
  • Director of knowledge solutions
  • Director of technology assisted learning
  • Distance education specialist
  • Faculty development specialist
  • Full-time or adjunct faculty
  • Instructional technology specialist
  • Manager of computer assisted instruction
  • Vice president of education services

*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.