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Although a bachelor’s degree may be acceptable for some entry-level positions, a master’s or higher degree is often required. Employers often want candidates who have experience working in the field, particularly for occupations such as registrars and academic deans.Education
Educational requirements vary for different positions. A bachelor’s degree may be sufficient, but a master’s degree or Ph.D. is generally required. Degrees can be in a variety of disciplines, such as social work, accounting, or marketing.
Provosts and deans often must have a Ph.D. Some provosts and deans begin their career as professors and later move into administration. These administrators have doctorates in the field in which they taught. Other provosts and deans have a Ph.D. in higher education or a related field.Work Experience in a Related Occupation
Employers typically prefer to hire candidates who have several years of experience in a college administrative setting. Some postsecondary education administrators work in the registrar’s office or as a resident assistant while in college to gain the necessary experience. For other positions, such as those in admissions and student affairs, experience may or may not be necessary.Important Qualities
Computer skills. Postsecondary education administrators often need to be adept at working with computers so they can create and maintain databases and use computer programs to manage student and school records.
Interpersonal skills. Postsecondary education administrators need to build good relationships with colleagues, students, and parents. Those in admissions and student affairs need to be outgoing so they can encourage prospective students to apply to the school and existing students to participate in cocurricular activities.
Organizational skills. Administrators need to be organized so they can manage records, prioritize tasks, and coordinate the activities with their staff.
Problem-solving skills. Administrators often need to respond to difficult situations, develop creative solutions to problems, and react calmly when problems arise.Advancement
Education administrators with advanced degrees can be promoted to higher level positions within their department or the college. Some become college presidents, an occupation which is discussed in the profile on top executives.
|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Chief Processes Officer||Ports America, Inc.||Iselin, NJ||Sep 24, 2010||$350,000|
|Chief Underwriting Officer||B Asset Manager LP||New York, NY||Apr 17, 2015||$350,000|
|Chief Underwriting Officer||B Asset Manager LP||New York, NY||Aug 05, 2016||$350,000|
|Chief People Officer||White & Case LLP||New York, NY||Sep 03, 2013||$300,000 -
|Chief Underwriting Officer||Zurich American Insurance Company||New York, NY||Jun 29, 2014||$290,000|
|Chief Analytics Officer||Tibco Software, Inc.||Chapel Hill, NC||Jan 10, 2016||$284,853|
|Chief Underwriting Officer||Zurich American Insurance Company||New York, NY||Jul 18, 2012||$280,000|
|Chief Process Officer||Ports America Group, Inc.||Jersey City, NJ||Apr 29, 2013||$264,000 -
|Chief Underwriting Officer, Americas||SCOR Reinsurance Company||New York, NY||Jun 20, 2016||$250,000 -
|Chief People Officer||LRN Corporation||New York, NY||Sep 20, 2013||$230,000|
|Chief Technololgy Officer||Caffebene Inc.||New York, NY||Sep 18, 2015||$226,335|
|Asst.Chief Security Officer Crisis Mgmt/Business C||General Electric Company||Fairfield, CT||Mar 10, 2014||$210,000|
|Chief People Officer||Host Analytics, Inc.||Redwood City, CA||Feb 12, 2016||$190,000 -
|Chief People Officer||Host Analytics, Inc.||NE||Sep 09, 2016||$190,000 -
|Chief Audit Officer||Prudential Financial, Inc.||Newark, NJ||Sep 17, 2014||$180,000 -
|Chief Originations Officer||UFT Commercial Finance, LLC||Bannockburn, IL||Apr 15, 2013||$180,000|
|Chief Audit Officer||Prudential Insurance Company of America||Newark, NJ||Sep 17, 2014||$180,000 -
|Chief Alliance Officer||Pulse Tracer, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Oct 01, 2011||$148,574 -
|Chief Sanctions Officer||TD Bank, N.A.||Mount Laurel, NJ||Sep 01, 2011||$140,000|
|Chief Security Officer||AVM Software, Inc.||New York, NY||Jan 28, 2015||$139,381|
|Chief Research Officer||River Birch Research Alliance||Blue Ridge, GA||Aug 02, 2010||$130,000|
|Chief Tunneling Officer||Herrenknecht Tunnelling Systems USA, Inc.||Sumner, WA||Mar 05, 2015||$129,938|
|Chief Process Officer||Littler Mendelson P.C.||Chicago, IL||Oct 17, 2013||$125,715 -
|Chief Process Officer||Littler Mendelson P.C.||Chicago, IL||Oct 24, 2013||$125,715 -
|Chief Production Officer||Consolidated Shoe Company, Inc.||Lynchburg, VA||Sep 01, 2015||$125,000|
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