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Career Outlook: Educational Leadership Jobs, Careers, and Salaries

With an in-depth curriculum that prepares you for a meaningful career in administration, the classroom, or in the corporate training world, an online master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Saint Mary’s opens doors for you to follow your passion for helping people and making a difference in the lives of others.

In both the educational and corporate systems, few skills are in more demand than leadership. During your time with us, we’ll always be close at hand to help you gain the skills and confidence to pursue a leadership job of your dreams.

An educational leadership degree is a valuable credential for students looking for career advancement, or a way to transition into the next stage of an educational career, such as a program director, principal, or administrator. Students will also find opportunities in the private sector utilizing educational leadership skills in a business or corporation setting.

Leadership Equals Opportunity

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, projected employment growth for jobs in education leadership is on the rise at a rate higher than the national average, across a wide distribution of career areas. In many different industries and positions, job growth for educational leaders is robust and salary incomes are high. Discover a variety of positions well suited to graduates with an online Master’s in Educational Leadership degree and the projected employment growth for each job*:

Job Title Projected Employment Growth, 2012-2020
Elementary, Middle and High School Principals 6%
Training and Development Managers 11%
Postsecondary Education Administrators 15%
Instructional Coordinators 13%
Self-enrichment Teachers 9%
Preschool and Childcare Center Directors 17%
Social and Community Service Managers 21%

Below is industry information about various careers in educational leadership according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Request a free brochure or call 877-308-9954 to speak with an enrollment counselor to learn more about the online Master's in Educational Leadership from Saint Mary's University.

References:

* U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 editions, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/elementary-middle-and-high-school-principals.htm, accessed 12/2/14.