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DOCTORAL ADVISOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Seek Advice From Those Working In The Career You're Pursuing

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Michael is a doctoral advisor at Edgewood College, and also a school administrator in several districts in Wisconsin. Having a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction, along with teacher and principal licenses, gives him in-depth understanding of the field at many levels. His lifelong passion is to be an educator.

Degree: Curriculum and Instruction - Education
Job Title: Doctoral Advisor & School Administrator

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
National Statistic Change Location
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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='16329'>with</span> <span m='16760'>teacher</span> <span m='17110'>leaders,</span> <span m='18080'>administrators</span> <span m='20360'>to</span> <span m='20520'>improve</span> <span m='21100'>their</span> <span m='22180'>instructional</span> <span m='23140'>leadership</span> <span m='24030'>as</span> <span m='24170'>they</span> <span m='24950'>work</span> <span m='25210'>which</span> <span m='25350'>schools.</span> </p><p><span m='27660'>My</span> <span m='28390'>career</span> <span m='28770'>path</span> <span m='29220'>is</span> <span m='31290'>I</span> <span m='32049'>studied</span> <span m='33175'>history,</span> <span m='33640'>education,</span> <span m='35500'>later</span> <span m='36170'>went</span> <span m='36350'>back</span> <span m='36660'>to</span> <span m='36760'>get</span> <span m='36910'>a</span> <span m='36970'>master's</span> <span m='37400'>degree</span> <span m='37790'>and a</span> <span m='37950'>Ph.D.</span> <span m='38520'>in</span> <span m='38650'>curriculum</span> <span m='39040'>and</span> <span m='39140'>instruction.</span> <span m='41300'>I've</span> <span m='41480'>also</span> <span m='41800'>worked</span> <span m='43200'>as</span> <span m='43620'>a</span> <span m='43700'>teacher,</span> <span m='44790'>[? acquiring ?]</span> <span m='45190'>a</span> <span m='45990'>teaching</span> <span m='46770'>license.</span> <span m='48220'>I</span> <span m='48330'>have</span> <span m='48490'>an</span> <span m='48560'>administrator</span> <span m='49130'>license,</span> <span m='49640'>which</span> <span m='49840'>requires</span> <span m='50210'>me</span> <span m='50310'>to</span> <span m='50400'>work</span> <span m='50700'>with</span> <span m='50800'>administrators,</span> <span m='52880'>and</span> <span m='53050'>also</span> <span m='53530'>a</span> <span m='53700'>principal</span> <span m='54240'>license.</span> </p><p><span m='55180'>And</span> <span m='55430'>what</span> <span m='55580'>that</span> <span m='55760'>does</span> <span m='56020'>is</span> <span m='56120'>that</span> <span m='56310'>helps</span> <span m='56630'>me</span> <span m='57360'>again</span> <span m='57670'>to</span> <span m='57990'>work</span> <span m='58270'>with</span> <span m='58410'>principals,</span> <span m='59135'>that</span> <span m='59570'>I</span> <span m='59700'>also</span> <span m='60600'>understand</span> <span m='61550'>the</span> <span m='62050'>work</span> <span m='62330'>that</span> <span m='62480'>they've</span> <span m='62650'>gone</span> <span m='62920'>through</span> <span m='63420'>in</span> <span m='63590'>those</span> <span m='63860'>areas,</span> <span m='65160'>so</span> <span m='65410'>I'm</span> <span m='65560'>not</span> <span m='66263'>necessarily</span> <span m='66716'>an</span> <span m='67169'>outsider.</span> <span m='68530'>What</span> <span m='68680'>motivated</span> <span m='69290'>me</span> <span m='69410'>to</span> <span m='69510'>take</span> <span m='69760'>this</span> <span m='69980'>job</span> <span m='70450'>was</span> <span m='71490'>an</span> <span m='71680'>interest</span> <span m='72130'>in</span> <span m='72480'>my</span> <span m='72660'>lifelong</span> <span m='75418'>passion</span> <span m='76510'>of</span> <span m='77050'>continuing</span> <span m='77650'>to</span> <span m='77710'>be</span> <span m='78170'>an</span> <span m='78475'>educator.</span> <span m='80860'>And</span> <span m='81470'>I</span> <span m='81550'>think</span> <span m='81910'>it's</span> <span m='82840'>too</span> <span m='83050'>late</span> <span m='83270'>to</span> <span m='83330'>be</span> <span m='83450'>an</span> <span m='83540'>airplane</span> <span m='83900'>pilot--</span> <span m='84310'>which</span> <span m='84550'>I</span> <span m='84750'>don't</span> <span m='85050'>want</span> <span m='85210'>to</span> <span m='85280'>be--</span> <span m='85490'>but</span> <span m='85620'>I'm</span> <span m='85720'>very</span> <span m='86290'>anxious</span> <span m='86850'>to</span> <span m='87140'>continue</span> <span m='87640'>my</span> <span m='87800'>work</span> <span m='88120'>in</span> <span m='88210'>education.</span> </p><p><span m='90760'>What</span> <span m='91370'>I</span> <span m='91410'>wish</span> <span m='91710'>I</span> <span m='91810'>knew</span> <span m='92240'>when</span> <span m='92400'>I</span> <span m='92450'>started</span> <span m='93220'>this</span> <span m='93790'>field</span> <span m='94030'>is</span> <span m='94520'>I</span> <span m='95050'>later</span> <span m='95440'>went</span> <span m='95980'>back</span> <span m='98070'>to</span> <span m='98365'>gather</span> <span m='98660'>more</span> <span m='99020'>professional</span> <span m='99640'>development</span> <span m='100410'>and</span> <span m='100600'>graduate</span> <span m='101100'>work.</span> <span m='101810'>I</span> <span m='101890'>wish</span> <span m='102150'>I</span> <span m='102180'>knew</span> <span m='102370'>more</span> <span m='102740'>about</span> <span 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m='118950'>I</span> <span m='119010'>wish</span> <span m='119240'>I</span> <span m='119300'>knew</span> <span m='119480'>that</span> <span m='119770'>earlier</span> <span m='120300'>on.</span> <span m='121040'>Maybe</span> <span m='121510'>the</span> <span m='121610'>questions</span> <span m='122160'>I</span> <span m='122290'>asked</span> <span m='123520'>later</span> <span m='125060'>would've</span> <span m='125260'>been</span> <span m='125430'>different.</span> </p><p><span m='126340'>What</span> <span m='126750'>advice</span> <span m='127240'>would</span> <span m='127410'>I</span> <span m='127480'>give</span> <span m='127770'>others?</span> <span m='128949'>I</span> <span m='129139'>would</span> <span m='129310'>say</span> <span m='130100'>ask</span> <span m='130889'>questions.</span> <span m='131750'>When</span> <span m='132350'>you</span> <span m='132440'>decide</span> <span m='132900'>you're</span> <span m='133000'>going</span> <span m='133140'>to</span> <span 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