School Administrators

School administrators are leaders who plan and set goals related to the educational, administrative, and counseling programs of schools. They coordinate and evaluate the activities of teachers and other school personnel to ensure that they adhere to deadlines and budget requirements and meet established objectives. There are approximately 431,540 school administrators employed in the United States.

Quick Facts
Duties Oversee educational, administrative, and counseling programs at schools
Alternate Title(s) Assistant Principals, Assistant Superintendents, Headmasters, School Directors, School District Superintendents, School Principals
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, urban areas
Education and Training
  • Master's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • Mathematics
Experience Five years' teaching experience
  • Business Management
  • Leadership
  • Teaching
Personality Traits
  • Helpful
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving
Licensure/Certification Required
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • School District Superintendent
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • School Principal
  • Assistant Principal
  • Teacher

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