ADMINISTRATION & ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

Administration and administrative support includes workers who provide direction, leadership, and day-to-day management and support of educational activities in schools, preschools, child care centers, colleges, universities, businesses and industries, correctional institutions, museums, and job training and community service organizations.

CAREER DETAILS

Description:
Plan, direct, or coordinate student instruction, administration, and services, as well as other research and educational activities, at postsecondary institutions, including universities, colleges, and junior and community colleges.

Tasks:

  • Design or use assessments to monitor student learning outcomes.
  • Recruit, hire, train, and terminate departmental personnel.
  • Direct, coordinate, and evaluate the activities of personnel, including support staff engaged in administering academic institutions, departments, or alumni organizations.
  • Advise students on issues such as course selection, progress toward graduation, and career decisions.
  • Plan, administer, and control budgets, maintain financial records, and produce financial reports.

*Additional tasks may be needed for this career.

Average Salary:
$55,990 – $167,340

Description:
Plan, direct, or coordinate the academic, administrative, or auxiliary activities of kindergarten, elementary, or secondary schools.

Tasks:

  • Evaluate curricula, teaching methods, and programs to determine their effectiveness, efficiency, and use, and to ensure that school activities comply with federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Observe teaching methods and examine learning materials to evaluate and standardize curricula and teaching techniques, and to determine areas where improvement is needed.
  • Counsel and provide guidance to students regarding personal, academic, vocational, or behavioral issues.
  • Collaborate with teachers to develop and maintain curriculum standards, develop mission statements, and set performance goals and objectives.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of teachers, administrators, and support staff at schools, public agencies, and institutions.

*Additional tasks may be needed for this career.

Average Salary:
$64,010 – $132,860

Description:
Plan, direct, or coordinate academic or nonacademic activities of preschools or childcare centers and programs, including before- and after-school care.

Tasks:

  • Confer with parents and staff to discuss educational activities and policies and students’ behavioral or learning problems.
  • Monitor students’ progress and provide students and teachers with assistance in resolving any problems.
  • Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate primary and supplemental staff and recommend personnel actions for programs and services.
  • Teach classes or courses or provide direct care to children.
  • Set educational standards and goals and help establish policies, procedures, and programs to carry them out.

*Additional tasks may be needed for this career.

Average Salary:
$33,220 – $78,610

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