Educational Leadership and Higher Education

Careers

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 edge when seeking employment opportunities around the world.

Whether you are seeking to further your career, develop new skills, or enrich your knowledge, you'll be prepared for a lifetime of career opportunities.

Our students and graduates build successful careers and are highly employable. They are prepared for their first leadership position as well as future advancement opportunities that lead to long-term career success. View St. Cloud State's Post-Graduation Outcomes and statistics at a glance

Career Outlook

  • The average salary of those with a master’s degree is 20 percent higher than those with a bachelor's degree.*
  • The average salary of those with a doctorate degree is 20 percent higher than those with a master’s degree.*
  • Employment of postsecondary education administrators is expected to grow by 4 percent from 2019 to 2029.**
  • Employment of elementary, middle and high school principals is projected to grow by 4 percent from 2019 to 2029.***
  • 2020 median pay for postsecondary education administrators is $97,500.**
  • 2020 median pay for elementary, middle and high school principals is $98,490 per year.***
  • Employers plan to hire 5.8 percent more new graduates from the Class of 2020 than from the Class of 2019.****

Career Resources

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Career Opportunities