Postsecondary education administrators oversee student services, academics, and faculty research at colleges and universities. Their job duties vary depending on the area of the college they manage, such as admissions, student life, or the office of the registrar.
Postsecondary education administrators work in colleges, universities, community colleges, and technical and trade schools. Most work full time.
Although a bachelor's degree may be acceptable for some entry-level positions, a master's degree or Ph.D. is often required. Employers typically prefer to hire candidates who have experience working in the field, especially for occupations such as registrars and academic deans.
The median annual wage for postsecondary education administrators was $88,580 in May 2015.
Employment of postsecondary education administrators is projected to grow 9 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Expected growth is due to increases in enrollments.
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