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DEAN - TECHNICAL SCHOOL, IN-DEPTH: Many Jobs, But Few Applicants

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Carla, the dean of a technical school, describes the challenges of her job, what she likes most, her key decisions, how to get into the industry, and work-life balance. She tells us that it isn't hard getting a job like hers as her district is one of the fastest growing in the country currently, though there currently aren't enough qualified applicants.

Degree: Pre-Law
Job Title: Dean - Technical School

Job Summary: Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School

Job Description

Elementary, middle, and high school principals lead teachers and other members of school staff. They manage the day-to-day operations of elementary, middle, and high schools. They set goals and objectives and evaluate their school's progress toward meeting them.

On-the-Job Training

None

Additional Info

Most states require public school principals to be licensed as school administrators. Licensure requirements vary from state to state, but most require a master’s degree or some other training. Some require candidates to pass a test and take continuing education classes to keep their license.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$60,000 - $130,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
5 to 15 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Patience, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Leadership ability, People skills, Empathy, Organizational skills

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<span m='10530'>with</span> <span m='10660'>kids.</span> </p><p><span m='11520'>What do I</span> <span m='11680'>dislike?</span> <span m='12395'>Wow.</span> <span m='14380'>Probably</span> <span m='14620'>the</span> <span m='14700'>politics</span> <span m='15400'>of</span> <span m='15510'>the</span> <span m='15590'>job.</span> <span m='16059'>In</span> <span m='16200'>administration,</span> <span m='16920'>there's</span> <span m='17110'>a</span> <span m='17180'>lot</span> <span m='17350'>of</span> <span m='17420'>politics.</span> <span m='18490'>Who</span> <span m='18600'>do</span> <span m='18720'>we</span> <span m='18840'>call?</span> <span m='19300'>Did</span> <span m='19560'>you</span> <span m='19930'>invite</span> <span m='20310'>the</span> <span m='20410'>right</span> <span m='20690'>person?</span> <span m='21570'>It's</span> <span m='21750'>not</span> <span m='21900'>always</span> <span m='22130'>about</span> <span m='22350'>what's</span> <span m='22560'>best</span> <span m='22770'>for</span> <span m='22900'>students.</span> <span m='23540'>So</span> <span m='23750'>that</span> <span m='24200'>is</span> <span m='24390'>why</span> <span m='24590'>it's</span> <span m='24750'>a</span> <span m='24810'>conflict.</span> </p><p><span m='27290'>Big</span> <span m='27540'>decisions</span> <span m='27800'>about</span> <span m='28180'>what lead to this</span> <span m='28570'>point?</span> <span m='30040'>Probably</span> <span m='30670'>the</span> <span m='30770'>biggest</span> <span m='31250'>decision</span> <span m='31780'>was</span> <span m='31990'>going</span> <span m='32240'>back</span> <span m='32520'>to</span> <span m='32659'>school.</span> <span m='34080'>Because</span> <span m='34950'>I</span> <span m='35130'>had</span> <span m='35270'>only</span> <span m='35390'>completed</span> <span m='35850'>a</span> <span m='35930'>year</span> <span m='36100'>and</span> <span m='36180'>a</span> <span m='36220'>half</span> <span m='36690'>of</span> <span m='36850'>college</span> <span m='37840'>when</span> <span m='38230'>we</span> <span m='38560'>moved</span> <span m='38890'>to</span> <span m='39000'>Hawaii</span> <span m='39600'>and</span> <span m='39790'>so</span> <span m='40210'>I</span> <span m='40290'>was</span> <span m='40590'>adamant</span> <span m='41300'>about</span> <span m='41650'>going</span> <span m='41890'>back.</span> <span m='42590'>I</span> <span m='42650'>think</span> <span m='42850'>that</span> <span m='42990'>was</span> <span m='43250'>the</span> <span m='43400'>best</span> <span m='43690'>thing.</span> </p><p><span m='44870'>I</span> <span m='44960'>had</span> <span m='45400'>two</span> <span m='45610'>kids--</span> <span m='47102'>it</span> <span m='47460'>was</span> <span m='47670'>very</span> <span m='47900'>difficult.</span> <span m='48780'>And</span> <span m='49030'>so</span> <span m='49320'>my</span> <span m='49480'>husband</span> <span m='49780'>was</span> <span m='49950'>at</span> <span m='50070'>sea</span> <span m='50340'>all the</span> <span m='50610'>time.</span> <span m='52050'>But</span> <span m='52390'>I</span> <span m='52500'>made</span> <span m='52750'>that</span> <span m='52960'>goal</span> <span m='53680'>and</span> <span m='53820'>I</span> <span m='53890'>said,</span> <span m='54290'>I'm</span> <span m='54600'>going</span> <span m='54930'>to</span> <span m='55090'>do</span> <span m='55300'>whatever</span> <span m='55600'>it</span> <span m='55720'>takes</span> <span m='56190'>to</span> <span m='56310'>get</span> <span m='56570'>there.</span> <span m='57240'>And</span> <span m='57420'>so</span> <span m='58020'>going</span> <span m='58240'>back</span> <span m='58450'>to</span> <span m='58560'>school would</span> <span m='59030'>probably</span> <span m='59490'>be the</span> <span m='60000'>biggest</span> <span m='60390'>decision</span> <span m='60820'>I</span> <span m='60910'>ever</span> <span m='61090'>make</span> <span m='61490'>and</span> <span 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m='73960'>charts.</span> <span m='74360'>We're</span> <span m='74480'>one</span> <span m='74640'>of</span> <span m='74690'>the</span> <span m='74770'>fastest</span> <span m='75210'>growing</span> <span m='76000'>cities</span> <span m='76670'>in</span> <span m='77140'>the</span> <span m='77220'>state.</span> <span m='77510'>And</span> <span m='77800'>in</span> <span m='77920'>the</span> <span m='78130'>nation,</span> <span m='78470'>we're</span> <span m='78590'>like</span> <span m='78790'>the</span> <span m='78990'>seventh</span> <span m='79180'>fastest</span> <span m='79470'>growing</span> <span m='79760'>city.</span> </p><p><span m='80650'>So</span> <span m='81170'>again,</span> <span m='82300'>we're</span> <span m='82690'>typically</span> <span m='83140'>hiring</span> <span m='83480'>all</span> <span m='83570'>the</span> <span m='83660'>time.</span> <span m='84450'>It's</span> <span m='84760'>just</span> <span m='85380'>I</span> <span m='85490'>usually</span> <span 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<span m='96520'>there</span> <span m='96690'>is</span> <span m='96860'>a</span> <span m='96910'>good</span> <span m='97100'>opportunity</span> <span m='97640'>for</span> <span m='97780'>them.</span> </p><p><span m='98640'>Work-life</span> <span m='99190'>balance,</span> <span m='100190'>well,</span> <span m='101590'>it's</span> <span m='101750'>very</span> <span m='101970'>hard</span> <span m='102240'>to</span> <span m='102340'>balance</span> <span m='102890'>when</span> <span m='103020'>you're</span> <span m='103160'>in</span> <span m='103240'>administration</span> <span m='103950'>and</span> <span m='104080'>do</span> <span m='104220'>the</span> <span m='104310'>number</span> <span m='104530'>of</span> <span m='104590'>jobs</span> <span m='104910'>we</span> <span m='105030'>do.</span> <span m='105670'>My</span> <span m='105810'>typical</span> <span m='106100'>work</span> <span m='106390'>day</span> <span m='106540'>is</span> <span m='106670'>about</span> <span m='106960'>12</span> <span m='107300'>to</span> <span m='107410'>14</span> <span m='107830'>hours</span> <span m='108220'>a</span> <span m='108340'>day.</span> <span m='109140'>I</span> <span m='109230'>get</span> <span m='109380'>up,</span> <span m='109910'>go</span> <span m='110040'>work</span> <span m='110280'>out,</span> <span m='110620'>that</span> <span m='110870'>kind</span> <span m='111020'>of</span> <span m='111090'>thing.</span> <span m='111340'>So it's</span> <span m='111540'>very,</span> <span m='111850'>very</span> <span m='111950'>hard.</span> </p><p><span m='112200'>Luckily</span> <span m='112510'>for</span> <span m='112660'>me,</span> <span m='113520'>all</span> <span m='113770'>three</span> <span m='114210'>of</span> <span m='114290'>my</span> <span m='114440'>kids</span> <span m='114920'>are</span> <span m='115000'>grown</span> <span m='115470'>and</span> <span m='115630'>gone.</span> <span m='116400'>So</span> <span m='116580'>it's</span> <span m='116750'>just</span> <span m='116950'>me</span> <span m='117090'>and</span> <span m='117150'>my</span> <span m='117280'>husband</span> <span m='117630'>and</span> <span m='117700'>my</span> <span m='118020'>three dogs.</span> <span m='118440'>So</span> <span m='118990'>again,</span> <span m='120060'>just</span> <span m='120260'>going</span> <span m='120470'>home</span> <span m='120800'>and</span> <span m='120900'>just</span> <span m='121110'>knowing</span> <span m='121490'>when</span> <span m='121650'>the</span> <span m='121740'>days</span> <span m='122060'>done</span> <span m='122270'>you've</span> <span m='122380'>got</span> <span m='122520'>to</span> <span m='122560'>go</span> <span m='122690'>home.</span> <span m='123080'>You've</span> <span m='123200'>got</span> <span m='123330'>to</span> <span m='123430'>regenerate</span> <span m='123950'>yourself.</span> <span m='124410'>If</span> <span m='124540'>you</span> <span m='124650'>don't,</span> <span m='125140'>then</span> <span m='125300'>you</span> <span m='125390'>can't</span> <span m='125600'>help</span> <span m='125810'>kids.</span> </p>","file":{"id":255860,"video_id":"2698606039001","name":"70665602","duration":127573,"thumbnail_url":null}});

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