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Career Outlook/Employment


Graduate Kim Thorstad

Careers in Student Affairs

1. View Profiles of Student Affairs Professionals at SCSU

2. Find Some Job Openings for Graduate Assistantships
and Internships

Student Life & Development

Residential Life

SCSU Graduate Assistantships

SCSU Employment Reports

The program will prepare you for entry-level and advanced leadership positions in technical, community, colleges and universities in academic affairs, student affairs, and administrative affairs.

You will find leadership careers in athletics, academic departments, admissions, advising, career services, financial aid, health services, human resources, residential life, teaching, records and registration, multicultural resource centers, public relations, student life and development, and so much more.

Your degree provides the knowledge that empowers you to pursue your dreams, achieve rewarding careers, and make a better life for you and your family. It provides you with a competitive advantage when seeking employment opportunities around the world.

  • A master’s degree or doctorate is generally required for higher level postsecondary education administrator positions.**
  • The average salary of those with a doctoral degree is 20% higher than those with a master’s degree.*
  • Employment of postsecondary education administrators is expected to grow by 15 percent from 2012 to 2022.**
  • Employers plan to hire 8.3% more new college graduates than they did in 2014.***

*Ewert, S. (Feb. 2012). What It’s Worth: Field of Training and Economic Status in 2009. U.S. Census Bureau. P70-129. Retrieved from http://www.census.gov/prod/2012pubs/p70-129.pdf

**Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Postsecondary Education Administrators, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/postsecondary-education-administrators.htm (visited June 23, 2015).

***National Association of Colleges and Employers, Job Outlook 2015, on the Internet at: https://www.umuc.edu/upload/NACE-Job-Outlook-2015.pdf (visited June 23, 2015)


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