College and University Administrators
Training and Education
|Recommended Degree Level||Master's|
|Number of Jobs, 2012||122,930|
|Annual Job Growth Rate||4.3%|
|Job Openings per Year (est.)||6,910|
A bachelor's or higher degree, plus work experience is useful when pursuing this career. Among employees, 78% graduated from college with 4 year degrees. 15% of people working as college and university administrators went to college but did not obtain a degree. 6% of workers completed high school but did not pursue a college education.
Part-Time Work and Self-Employment
Employees that work part-time represent 8% of the total in 2008. College and university administrators who work for themselves represent about 3% of the total.
Area Job Conditions
Finding jobs for employees may be easier in Ithaca (New York), Raleigh (North Carolina), and Brockton (Massachusetts), and the most challenging in York (Pennsylvania), West Palm Beach (Florida), and Tampa (Florida).
The pay for these jobs is highest in Albuquerque (New Mexico), Lubbock (Texas), and Hartford (Connecticut) and lowest in Erie (Pennsylvania), Asheville (North Carolina), and Rockford (Illinois).
A high-level introduction to administration careers in higher education. Produced for the US Dept. of Labor.