Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School

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What do they do?

Plan, direct, or coordinate the academic, administrative, or auxiliary activities of public or private elementary or secondary level schools.

Also known as:

Athletic Director, Curriculum and Instruction Assistant Superintendent, Elementary Principal, High School Assistant Principal, High School Principal, K-12 Principal (Kindergarten Through Twelfth Grade Principal), Middle School Principal, Principal, Pupil Personnel Services Director, School Administrator, School Business Manager, School Principal, School Superintendent, Site Administrator, Special Education Director, Special Programs Director, Special Services Director, Student Dean, Student Services Director, Superintendent, Title I Director, Vice Principal

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School is projected to grow 4 percent from 2018 to 2028, more slowly than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For All United States:

  • 4.1%

    Percent Change

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  • 22,900

    Annual Projected Job Openings

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (14.2%)
  • Master's degree (43.1%)
  • Bachelor's degree (24.7%)
  • Associate's degree (4.9%)
  • Some college, no degree (7.5%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (4.8%)
  • Less than high school diploma (0.8%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Personnel and Human Resources - Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Determine operational compliance with regulations or standards.
  • Evaluate program effectiveness.
  • Support the professional development of others.
  • Advise others on career or personal development.
  • Develop educational goals, standards, policies, or procedures.
  • Supervise employees.
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O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

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