You can pursue a range of career options in the higher education field. Evidence of this field’s growing demand includes the following:
- More students are projected to enroll in higher education during this decade,* and the 2020 national College Completion Agenda goals for postsecondary education will likely cause this trend to accelerate.
- Many education administrators are expected to retire during the next few years.† These conditions can translate into increased career opportunities for education professionals.
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that postsecondary educator jobs will increase by 17% through 2020‡ and jobs for postsecondary education administrators will increase by 19% through 2020.
Depending on your prior experience and credentials, your career options may include:
- Postsecondary/college instructor or teacher
- College teaching assistant
- Vocational education teacher
- Education administrator
- Instructional coordinator
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this certificate program.
*“Market Overview for Master’s Degree Programs in Education Policy, Global Education, and Enrollment Management,” Eduventures report, 2009.
†Vaughan, G. B., & Weisman, I. M. (2006). The community college presidency at the millennium. Washington, D.C.: Community College Press.
‡Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, projections data from the National Employment Matrix for Postsecondary Teachers, 2010–2020, “Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012–2013 Edition,” on the Internet at www.bls.gov/oco/ocos066.htm (viewed online Jan. 24, 2013). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.