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The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that employment for postsecodary education administrators will grow about as fast as the average for all careers through 2020 as a result of increasing enrollment and a large number of expected retirements during the next decade. Competition for prestigious positions as heads of faculty and deans will be stiff. Many faculty at institutions of higher learning have the educational and experience requirements for these jobs. Candidates may face less competition for positions in nonacademic areas, such as admissions or fund-raising. Those who are already working within a department seeking an administrator and those willing to relocate will have the best chances of getting administrative positions.