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SCHOOL REGISTRAR: I've Gone Down A Lot Of Different Paths

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Brendan is a registrar at a medical training school that trains EMTs, paramedics, and phlebotomists. His day involves speaking with students about their grades and medical records, coordinating with instructors in discussing their classes and programs, and coordinating externships with the classes. Brendan tells us that though he doesn't currently have a degree, he has taken college courses that have varied from geology to acting.

Job Title: School Registrar

Job Summary: Education Administrators, Postsecondary

Job Description

Postsecondary education administrators oversee student services, academics, and research at colleges and universities. Their job duties vary depending on the area of the college they manage, such as admissions, student life, or the office of the registrar.

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Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$50,000 - $165,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
15 to 25 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Patience, Problem solving skills, Creativity, Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Leadership ability, Teamwork, Technical skills, People skills, Public speaking ability, Networking, Organizational skills

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<span m='39470'>so</span> <span m='39610'>I</span> <span m='39910'>talk</span> <span m='40150'>to</span> <span m='40230'>them</span> <span m='40390'>a</span> <span m='40430'>lot</span> <span m='41010'>about</span> <span m='41270'>that</span> <span m='41440'>every</span> <span m='41630'>day.</span> </p><p><span m='42310'>I</span> <span m='42450'>don't</span> <span m='42780'>have</span> <span m='42910'>a</span> <span m='42960'>college</span> <span m='43260'>degree.</span> <span m='44060'>I've</span> <span m='44210'>taken</span> <span m='45020'>a</span> <span m='45150'>lot</span> <span m='45360'>of</span> <span m='45890'>classes</span> <span m='46520'>in</span> <span m='46610'>college.</span> <span m='47070'>But</span> <span m='47180'>I</span> <span m='47230'>graduated</span> <span m='47750'>from</span> <span m='48110'>high</span> <span m='48250'>school.</span> <span m='49370'>And</span> <span m='50500'>since</span> <span m='50870'>then,</span> <span m='51360'>I've</span> <span 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m='104320'>of a</span> <span m='104400'>unique</span> <span m='104800'>experience,</span> <span m='105900'>sort of</span> <span m='106200'>doing</span> <span m='106430'>the</span> <span m='106500'>same</span> <span m='106760'>thing.</span> <span m='107310'>EMTs</span> <span m='107940'>are</span> <span m='108050'>all</span> <span m='108170'>different.</span> <span m='110110'>They end up</span> <span m='110410'>doing</span> <span m='110710'>all kinds</span> <span m='111010'>of different</span> <span m='111310'>things.</span> </p>","file":{"id":361883,"video_id":"3248599143001","name":"2112-Brendan-p-SchoolRegister","duration":112919,"thumbnail_url":null}});