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Working As An Educational Administrator

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $69,167

    Average Salary

What Does An Educational Administrator Do

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, the office of the registrar, or student affairs.

Duties

Postsecondary education administrators who work in admissions decide if potential students should be admitted to the school. They typically do the following:

  • Determine how many students to admit to the school
  • Meet with prospective students and encourage them to apply
  • Review applications to determine if each potential student should be admitted
  • Analyze data about applicants and admitted students
  • Prepare promotional materials about the school

Many admissions counselors are assigned a region of the country and travel to that region to speak to high school counselors and students.

Admissions officers often work with the financial aid department, which helps students determine if they are able to afford tuition and creates packages of federal and institutional financial aid, if necessary.

Postsecondary education administrators who work in the registrar’s office, sometimes called registrars, maintain student and course records. They typically do the following:

  • Schedule and register students for classes
  • Schedule space and times for classes
  • Ensure that students meet graduation requirements
  • Plan commencement ceremonies
  • Prepare transcripts and diplomas for students
  • Produce data about students and classes
  • Maintain the academic records of the institution

Registrars have different duties throughout the school year. Before students register for classes, registrars must prepare schedules and course offerings. During registration and for the beginning of the semester, they help students sign up for, drop, and add courses. Toward the end of the semester, they plan graduation and ensure that students meet the requirements to graduate. Registrars need computer skills to create and maintain databases.

Postsecondary education administrators who work in student affairs are responsible for a variety of cocurricular school functions, such as student athletics and activities. They typically do the following:

  • Advise students on topics such as housing issues, personal problems, or academics
  • Communicate with parents or guardians
  • Create, support, and assess nonacademic programs for students
  • Schedule programs and services, such as athletic events or recreational activities

Postsecondary education administrators in student affairs can specialize in student activities, housing and residential life, or multicultural affairs. In student activities, they plan events and advise student clubs and organizations. In housing and residential life, they assign students rooms and roommates, ensure that residential facilities are well maintained, and train student workers, such as residential advisers. Education administrators who specialize in multicultural affairs plan events to celebrate different cultures and diverse backgrounds. Sometimes, they manage multicultural centers on campus.

Postsecondary education administrators can be provosts or academic deans. Provosts, also called chief academic officers, help college presidents develop academic policies, participate in making faculty appointments and tenure decisions, and manage budgets. Academic deans direct and coordinate the activities of the individual colleges or schools. For example, in a large university, a dean may oversee the law school.

Education administrators’ duties depend on the size of their college or university. Small schools often have smaller staffs who take on many different responsibilities, but larger schools may have different offices for each of these functions. For example, at a small college, the Office of Student Life may oversee student athletics and other activities, whereas a large university may have an Athletics Department.

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How To Become An Educational Administrator

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.

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Educational Administrator Demographics

Gender

Female

68.3%

Male

28.7%

Unknown

3.0%
Ethnicity

White

61.3%

Hispanic or Latino

15.3%

Black or African American

11.5%

Asian

7.8%

Unknown

4.0%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

39.5%

French

13.2%

German

5.3%

Japanese

5.3%

Mandarin

5.3%

Russian

5.3%

Italian

5.3%

Portuguese

2.6%

Bulgarian

2.6%

Chinese

2.6%

Cantonese

2.6%

Carrier

2.6%

Korean

2.6%

Navajo

2.6%

Arabic

2.6%
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Educational Administrator Education

Schools

Nova Southeastern University

9.6%

Grand Canyon University

8.5%

University of Phoenix

7.4%

Temple University

6.4%

Capella University

6.4%

University of Alabama

5.3%

New York University

5.3%

New Mexico Highlands University

5.3%

Walden University

5.3%

Ashford University

4.3%

Troy University

4.3%

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

4.3%

Liberty University

4.3%

Saint Leo University

4.3%

Mercy College - Dobbs Ferry

3.2%

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

3.2%

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

3.2%

University of Southern California

3.2%

West Virginia University

3.2%

Howard University

3.2%
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Majors

Educational Leadership

22.2%

Business

18.5%

Education

11.6%

Elementary Education

6.3%

Psychology

5.7%

Nursing

4.0%

Communication

3.7%

Human Resources Management

2.8%

General Education, Specific Areas

2.8%

English

2.6%

Criminal Justice

2.6%

Political Science

2.6%

Management

2.3%

School Counseling

2.0%

Accounting

2.0%

Religion

1.7%

Fine Arts

1.7%

General Studies

1.7%

Social Work

1.7%

Music

1.7%
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Degrees

Masters

37.2%

Bachelors

26.4%

Other

18.8%

Doctorate

7.7%

Associate

4.5%

Certificate

4.2%

License

0.9%

Diploma

0.3%
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Real Educational Administrator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Education Administrators, Postsecondary Yale University New Haven, CT Aug 13, 2014 $270,000
Education Administrators, Postsecondary University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI Aug 08, 2014 $242,000
Education Administrators, Postsecondary Hult International Business School Cambridge, MA Jun 11, 2014 $208,000
Education Administrators, Postsecondary The University of Chicago Chicago, IL Aug 23, 2013 $200,000
Education Administrators, Postsecondary University of Connecticut Storrs, CT Mar 25, 2013 $196,000 -
$300,000
Education Administrators, Postsecondary The University of Akron Akron, OH Mar 28, 2014 $165,000
Education Administrators, Postsecondary Berklee College of Music Boston, MA Mar 14, 2014 $150,000
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School The Children's School Atlanta, GA Apr 03, 2014 $145,000 -
$269,000
Education Administrators, Postsecondary University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH Jun 20, 2014 $144,444
Education Administrators, Postsecondary Adler School of Professional Psychology Chicago, IL Feb 14, 2013 $144,200 -
$150,000
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School International EC, LLC (The MacDuffie School) Granby, MA Aug 08, 2014 $140,000
Education Administrator Olympiad School, Inc. New York, NY Sep 13, 2013 $128,935
Education Administrator Olympiad School, Inc. New York, NY Sep 15, 2013 $128,935
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School Olympiad School Inc. New York, NY Feb 04, 2014 $128,487
Education and Organization Administrator Darko La Los Angeles, CA Sep 18, 2015 $79,473
Education Administrators, Postsecondary University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA Mar 06, 2014 $78,894 -
$107,735
Education Administrator Magnolia Educational & Research Foundation CA Sep 20, 2013 $78,840
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School Saint Catherine of Siena Academy Foundation Wixom, MI Mar 04, 2014 $78,240
Education Administrators, All Other Aaron Neck and Back, Inc. Las Vegas, NV Dec 12, 2013 $77,500
Education Administrators, All Other Aaron Neck and Back, Inc. Las Vegas, NV Sep 18, 2013 $77,500
Education Administrators, Postsecondary Bard College Hudson, NY Aug 20, 2014 $77,000
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School Triad Math and Science Academy Company Raleigh, NC Dec 17, 2013 $76,440
Education Administrators, Postsecondary Harding University Searcy, AR Jun 24, 2014 $61,672
Education Administrator Aplus USA, LLC Seattle, WA Oct 01, 2013 $61,671
Education Administrators, Postsecondary Mississippi College Clinton, MS May 06, 2014 $61,422
Education Administrator-Partnership Coordinator Cermax Corp. Marlborough, MA Jan 09, 2016 $61,316
Education Administrators, Postsecondary Shepherd University Los Angeles, CA Jan 25, 2013 $61,194
Education Administrator South Baylo University Anaheim, CA Jun 13, 2016 $61,000
Education Administrator World Carp Inc. Fort Lee, NJ Oct 01, 2015 $60,961
Education Administrator Cambridge Cousulting Networking Inc. MA Oct 01, 2014 $60,523

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Top Skills for An Educational Administrator

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  1. Curriculum
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  3. Policy
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  • Developed and coordinated curriculum in addition to weekly activities and community outreach.
  • Updated policy and procedure manual as necessary.
  • Developed and implemented lesson plans based on students educational needs.
  • Assist with Increased student achievement in reading, writing, and mathematics on state developed standardized assessment tests.
  • Managed the NRMP (National Residency Matching Program) used to select post-graduate candidates for surgical and medical residency training programs.

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Top 10 Best States for Educational Administrators

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  4. Alaska
  5. Rhode Island
  6. New Jersey
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