The career outlook for higher education administrators is very good, due in part to the growth of the non-traditional student market. Many new institutions are being created to serve these students, and established institutions are moving to do so. All will need administrators to manage departments such as admissions, financial aid, alumni relations, and career counseling.
A master's degree is almost always required for advancement into high-level positions, and your institution may even be willing to pay for all or part of your tuition. Salaries can range from $141,712 for a Chief Development Officer to $74,261 for a Director of Student Financial Aid.*
Examples of job titles in this field include:
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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, accessed 8/26/10, http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos007.htm.