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Below is a list of links to anonymous job profiles of REAL PEOPLE who have filled out our survey and offered to share their insights with our users about their job in the School Administration field.
IDJob TitleGenderAgeEarningsCity & StateDate
33964Mboa CoordinatorFemale49 $28,000Vero Beach, FL01/01/2010
33672Program CoordinatorFemale28 $35,000Phoenix, AZ01/01/2010
33523Program ManagerFemale42 $32,000Des Moines, IA01/01/2010
33464SupervisorFemale61 $55,000Stockton, CA01/01/2010
33360In School Suspension MonitorFemale49 $15,000Auburn, NY01/01/2010

Overview

A school administrator oversees the administrative tasks in educational institutions, including schools and colleges ? they are important for the smooth running of all school operations. Successful school administrators are capable planners, possess good judgement and have the strong communication skills that allow them to easily interact with various people. If this sounds like you, and you are interested in a career in schools and education, then read on!

The typical duties of a school administrator may vary depending on the size and type of school that they work in. However, the main responsibilities include coordinating all administrative processes, resolving conflicts or other issues that may occur, communicating with parents and regulatory bodies, counselling students when needed and managing budgets, policies and events.

To become a school administrator, you will need to complete a bachelor?s degree and teaching preparation program. Once this is completed, you will then earn your state teaching licence. You should then look to progress further and complete specialist training in education administration, before you can begin applying for administrative positions.

Being a school administrator means that you have a lot of responsibility, which can make it an incredibly stressful job. You will also have to work long hours at busy periods and deal with some challenging and demanding pupils, and parents, which can be emotionally draining.

However, working as a school administrator is a very rewarding career as you will aid the learning and development of many children. You will get to work in a supportive educational environment and build close and valuable relationships with you co-workers. What is more, is that educational administrators often receive attractive benefits packages and lots of vocations.


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