Education - What to Do with this Major

Job Titles

Day Care Administrator Subject Area Supervision Customer Service
Early Childhood Education Tutor Education Consultant
Elementary Teacher Higher Education Human Resources
Middle School Teacher Adjunct Professor Publishing and Technical Writing
Pre-School Teacher Administration Sales
Secondary or High School Teacher Adult and Continuing Education Training and Development
Teacher Aide Counselor Government
School Administration ESL Teacher Educational Administration
Athletic Coach GED Preparation Educational Evaluation
Athletic Director Information/Library Services Management and Planning
Audiology and Speech Pathology In-service Education Research and Writing
Curriculum Supervisor Leisure-oriented Education Social Work
Guidance Counseling Literacy Development Nonprofit
Library/Information Service Professional Development Administration
Occupational and Physical Therapy Professor Christian Education Director
Principal Superintendent Research 4-H Agent
School Psychology Student Affairs Educational Programming
School Social Work Vocational Rehabilitation Public Relations
Special Education Business and Industry Professional Trainer
Special Services Consulting  


Personal Characteristics to be Successful

Caring Empathetic Patient
Compassionate Enthusiastic Resourceful
Considerate Friendly Sensitive
Creative Intelligent Tactful
Dependable Kind Understanding
Diplomatic Objective  


Workplace Skills

Analyze differences
Answer questions
Assess the progress of individuals and the success of a program
Communicate effectively
Coordinate events
Critical thinking
Deal effectively with individuals and groups
Decision maker
Delegate responsibility to members of a work team
Desire to help others
Develop ideas
Develop lesson plans
Encourage others to grow and learn
Enjoyment of working and being with other people
Evaluate student's performance
Explain ideas clearly
Gather information, organize and present material
Grade papers
Guide activities of others, with responsibility for the results
Hold audience attention




Echaore-McDavid (2000). Career Opportunities in Education. New York, NY: Checkmark Books
Phifer, P., College Majors and Careers, 4th Edition. Chicago, IL: Ferguson Publishing Company
Creighton University, Career Services Web site (visited August 2006):
United States Department of Education- Web site (visited August 2006):
University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Career Services (What can I do with a major in...) Web site (visited August 2006):
Johnson County Community College, Web site (visited October 2007):