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15 Education Careers that Earn Over $70K

Jill Hare | Editor, Teaching

1. School Superintendent $152,043

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Perks of being a Superintendent

Superintendents set the tone for an entire school system. They get to collaborate with others on a daily basis and have the opportunity to make decisions regarding staffing and curriculum. They usually have a spacious office and a support staff of individuals who help schedule meetings and carry out tasks. Travel is often required so superintendents can see first hand what their principals and schools are doing.

Challenges of being a Superintendent

Superintendents must take an active role to ensure that students meet national, state, and local academic standards. They are increasingly being held accountable for overall test scores. This kind of pressure makes the job of a superintendent high stress. It’s a year long job that impacts the lives of students, employees and the general public.

Job Outlook

Excellent opportunities are expected since a large proportion of education administrators is expected to retire over the next 10 years.

Quick Glance Degree Requirements

School superintendents often have a master’s degree in education administration.

Get qualified to become a superintendent

Salary Source: PayScale

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