Instructional Technology
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Instructional technology is a program that focuses on integrating technology into educational curricula. includes instruction in foundations of educational technology, computer applications, utilizing technology for assessment, multimedia instruction, web-based instruction, distance education, and designing and producing educational software and materials.
Careers for program graduates
Instructional technology majors work in these careers, which are sized by percentage of majors in the career (at least 1%) and colored by the predominant level of education.
Education and childcare admini...Elementary and Middle School S...Secondary School TeachersPostsecondary TeachersChief executives and legislato...Specialized ManagersSpecial Education TeachersPreschool and Kindergarten Tea...
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Current Award Levels
Hover over the bars below to see how many people across the country completed a degree in instructional technology at each level last year.
02K4K6K8K0-1 Year Certificate1-2 Year CertificateAssociate's DegreeBachelor's DegreePostbaccalaureate CertMaster's DegreePost-master's CertProfessional DegreeResearch Doctorate
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Race/origin of recent graduates
Here is an overview of race/origin for all instructional technology graduates from this last academic year. We found a higher percentage of international graduates in this program than in 57% of other programs.
Race/Origin
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Not Reported
International
Context: Percentage of Minority Graduates
Minority students comprise a lower percentage of graduates than in 74% of other programs.
Gender
Of all people with any degree in instructional technology earned in the last academic year, 72% were women.
Gender
Men
Women
Context: Percentage women
This is a higher percentage of women than 72% of other programs.
Salary
The Census Bureau provides salary data for people with bachelor's degrees in educational administration and supervision, which includes instructional technology and 7 other programs.
Context: Median Salary
People with a degree in educational administration and supervision have a median salary of $66,741.
Context: Benefit of a master's
About 93% of these bachelor's graduates also have a graduate degree, perhaps in a different field. Salaries improved by approximately 35% over those holding only the bachelor's degree for those with subsequent graduate degrees.
Employment
As with our salary data, this data applies to all who earned a bachelor's degree in educational administration and supervision, which consists of 8 programs.
Context: Unemployment Rate
With an unemployment rate of 1.4%, this degree's majors who are in the workforce are more likely to be employed than the bachelor's graduates of 94% of other fields.
Context: Self Employed Workers
About 2% of workers who earned a bachelor's in educational administration and supervision are self-employed.
Top careers
Following are the most frequent jobs held by people who earned a bachelor's degree in Educational Administration and Supervision (which combines 8 programs), perhaps followed by additional education in any field. There is a fun exploration of related degrees and careers under Explore Careers below.
Completions History

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Number of graduates
02,0004,0006,0008,000200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
Research Doctorate
Professional Degree
Post-master's Cert
Master's Degree
Postbaccalaureate Cert
Bachelor's Degree
Associate's Degree
1-2 Year Certificate
0-1 Year Certificate
Staring Salaries and College Debt by Award
How are students who recently completed a degree in Educational/Instructional Media Design doing?

Below you'll see the distribution of the starting salaries and accumulated federal and private educational loans across schools that offer a program in the field educational/instructional media design, which includes instructional technology.

Median starting salaries
$50K$0$20K$40K$60K$80KMaster's
Median cumulative loan amount
$29K$0$10K$20K$30K$40KMaster's
Salary and Employment for Majors
Percentage of educational administration and supervision bachelor's graduates who are working

Technically, about 16.1% of educational administration and supervision graduates are currently not working, but only 1.4% are classified as "unemployed." The remaining 14.7% are "not in the workforce," and we don't know whether people are out of the workforce for personal reasons or because they have been unable to find work for an extended period.

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Percentage working by type of employer
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Local government
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Context: Unemployment rates

How does the unemployment rate for educational administration and supervision majors compare to the rate for other majors?

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Typical salaries for educational administration and supervision majors
Distribution: Salaries by Employer

Following is the full distribution of salaries for educational administration and supervision majors, with a look at how the type of employer might affect that salary. This salary data includes people who may also have earned a graduate degree in any subject.

$73K$60K$67K$62K$64K$67K$0$50K$100K$150K$200K$250KLocal governmentPrivate for-profitState governmentFederal governmentPrivate not-for-profitOverall
Context: median salaries

How does the median (middle) salary for educational administration and supervision majors compare to the median salaries for other college majors?

$66,741$0$20,000$40,000$60,000$80,000$100,000
Gender and success for educational administration and supervision majors

The donut shows the gender balance for all people with a bachelor's degree in educational administration and supervision.

Gender
Men (40%)
Women (60%)
Context: Gender representation

There are more female educational administration and supervision majors than most other degrees. This chart explores the percentages of men and women across majors.

60%40%0%20%40%60%80%100%WomenMen
Distribution: salaries by gender

Does your gender influence your salary? If salaries are balanced for men and women, the blue and pink bars should be about the same.

$63K$74K$0$50K$100K$150K$200K$250KWomenMen
Context: Salary inequity

For educational administration and supervision graduates, men generally earn 18% more than women. This is near the middle of salary differentials within each program's graduates.

18%18%0%20%40%60%80%100%
Insights from the ages of educational administration and supervision bachelor's-holders
Salary by age

What entry-level pay should you expect in your first job, and is the mid-level pay significantly higher? Below we see salary distributions by age group for educational administration and supervision graduates.

$79K$71K$54K$78K$45K$74K$70K$63K$0$50K$100K$150K20-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-64
Workers with this degree
02K4K6K8K20-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-64
Is a bachelor's degree all you need?

Among all instructional technology completions reported last year, 97% were at the bachelor's level or higher, including 88% at the graduate level.

Most recent completions in instructional technology
0-1 Year Certificate
1-2 Year Certificate
2-4 Year Certificate
Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Postbaccalaureate Cert
Master's Degree
Post-master's Cert
Professional Degree
Research Doctorate
Other Doctorate
Context: Graduate degrees in any field by undergraduate ACS degree

About 93% educational administration and supervision majors chose to also earn a graduate degree (but we do not know the graduate field of study). The percentage of educational administration and supervision majors who also earned a graduate degree is higher than about 99% of other fields.

93%0%20%40%60%80%100%
Distribution: educational administration and supervision majors' salaries by education level

Explore the salary distribution of educational administration and supervision majors by their highest degree earned. (Graduate degrees may be earned in any field.)

$66K$78K$91K$49K$0$50K$100K$150KBachelor'sMaster'sDoctorateProfessional
Context: Percentage boost obtained with a graduate degree

How important is a graduate degree for earning a higher salary? We measured the percentage increase over the bachelor's salary that each higher degree achieved -- see how this increase compares to other majors.

35%88%60%0%20%40%60%80%100%Bachelor's to Master'sBachelor's to DoctorateBachelor's to Professional

We only include salary data when the survey error is less than 20%, so you may see only partial information for some categories.

This section's data applies people who earned a bachelor's degree in educational administration and supervision

There's a wealth of information about diversity and employment by college major using data from the American Community Survey. The data for instructional technology is available for the larger educational administration and supervision degree designation, which contains a total of 8 programs. The charts in this section only apply to people who earned a bachelor's degree in this program.

Explore Careers
Careers for educational administration and supervision majors

Where do educational administration and supervision majors work, and how well do those jobs pay? A ** before the job name tells you that the Department of Education recommends this job for people with a degree in instructional technology.

Other majors that are hired by the top ten educational administration and supervision careers

Take a minute to interact with this sankey diagram. Follow the top ten jobs held by educational administration and supervision graduates through to their most hired majors. Learn where it may easiest to find work, and explore other majors that might lead to the job that excites you the most. For many majors, the top ten jobs don't even include half of graduates!

General EducationElementary EducationPsychologyBusiness Management and A...English Language and Lite...HistoryGeneral BusinessCommunicationsPolitical Science and Gov...BiologySpecial Needs EducationEarly Childhood EducationArt and Music EducationLanguage and Drama Educat...Liberal ArtsMathematicsSecondary Teacher Educati...Physical and Health Educa...ChemistryNursingPhysicsAccountingFinanceEconomicsMarketingMechanical EngineeringElectrical EngineeringComputer ScienceSociologyFamily and Consumer Scien...Teacher Education: Multip...Social WorkCounseling PsychologyCriminal Justice and Fire...Education and childcareadministratorsElementary and MiddleSchool School TeachersSecondary School TeachersPostsecondary TeachersChief executives andlegislatorsSpecialized ManagersSpecial Education TeachersPreschool and KindergartenTeachersEducational, Guidance, andCareer Counselors andAdvisorsProject ManagementSpecialistsAll othersTop 10 CareersTop 10 degrees hired
Where can I complete this program?
Explore schools that offer instructional technology degrees and certificates

Use this list to identify high-performing schools in convenient locations that offer this program. Select the orange scatter button to see typical starting salaries and student loans by school and award level for the broad program Educational/Instructional Media Design. (Salary data is only available for large programs.)

Understanding the columns

The school list includes a few facts about each school that give you an idea of the educational quality each school might offer:

  • Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.

  • Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).

  • Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.

We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually.

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