Education of Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injuries
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Education of individuals with traumatic brain injuries is a program that focuses on the design of educational services for children or adults who are surviving and recovering from brain and brain stem injuries affecting their cognitive, perceptive, and motor functions. includes instruction in neurophysiology and neuropathology; speech, other sensory, and motor pathologies; emotional and cognitive disabilities; physical and occupational rehabilitation techniques; developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising brain-injured students, counseling, and applicable laws and policies.
School with the highest reported median starting salary ($51K) with a Bachelor's Degree: Monmouth University
Career with the highest median salary ($72K) where most workers have a Bachelor's Degree: Specialized Managers
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Careers for program graduates
Education of individuals with traumatic brain injuries 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.
Elementary and Middle School S...Special Education TeachersEducation and childcare admini...Secondary School TeachersPostsecondary TeachersPreschool and Kindergarten Tea...Teaching AssistantsSpecialized Educational Instru...
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What level of degree do most graduates achieve, and do they match what your goals?
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Completions over time
Have completions for special needs education changed over time? Increasing completions may mean you'll likely have an easier time finding a school that offers this degree, with the opposite being true as well.
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Salary and Debt
How are students who recently completed a degree in education of individuals with traumatic brain injuries doing?
Below is the distribution of starting salaries along with accumulated federal and private education loans across schools that offer a degree in the field education of students with special needs, which includes education of individuals with traumatic brain injuries.
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Context: median salaries
How does the median (middle) salary for special needs education majors compare to the median salaries for other college majors?
Distribution: special needs education majors' salaries by education level
What is the salary distribution for graduates with a bachelor's inspecial needs education by the level of their highest degree (Graduate degrees may not be in the same field as the bachelor’s)
We only include salary data when the survey error is less than 20%, so you may see only partial information for some categories.
Is a bachelor's degree all you need?
Education level of workers with a bachelor's in special needs education
Is a bachelor's degree going to be sufficient to make you competative in the job market? We can look at the education level of workers with a bachelors in this degree to see if there is a likely need for a graduate degree. You'll also want to check out the careers section on this page to where they are employed.
This chart shows the level of education of workers with a bachelor's degree in special needs education. The worker's graduate degree may have been completed in a different field.
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Context: Graduate degrees in any field by undergraduate ACS degree
About 60% of special needs education majors chose to also earn a graduate degree (possibly of a different major). The percentage of special needs education majors who also earned a graduate degree is higher than about 93% of other fields.
Context: Percentage salary boost obtained with a graduate degree
How important is a graduate degree for earning a higher salary? We can see the difference in salary of workers with a bachelors in this degree to workers with a bachelor’s AND a graduate degree.
40%92%55%0%20%40%60%80%100%Bachelor's to Master'sBachelor's to DoctorateBachelor's to Professional
Top careers for those with a degree in special needs education
Following are the most frequent jobs held by people who earned a bachelor's degree in Special Needs Education (which combines 18 programs), though may not be limited to just those with a bachelor’s.
  1. Elementary and Middle School School Teachers
  2. Special Education Teachers
  3. Education and childcare administrators
  4. Secondary School Teachers
  5. Postsecondary Teachers
  6. Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers
  7. Teaching Assistants
  8. Specialized Educational Instruction and Library Workers
  9. Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors
  10. Specialized Managers
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Careers for special needs education majors
Where do special needs education majors work, and how well do those jobs pay? A ** in the job title indicates that the Department of Education recommends this job for this program.
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The top ten careers for workers with a bachelor's in special needs education
Take a minute to interact with this sankey diagram. Follow the top ten jobs held by special needs education graduates through to their most hired majors. Learn where it may easiest to find work. Expand the careers to 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!*
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Elementary and Middl...Special Education Te...Education and childc...Secondary School Tea...Postsecondary Teache...Preschool and Kinder...Teaching AssistantsSpecialized Educatio...Educational, Guidanc...Specialized ManagersAll othersThis degreeTop 10 Careers
What careers hire special needs education majors as one of their top 10?
To the left of this diagram, see all careers that hire special needs education majors as one of their top 10 majors, and on the right, see what proportion of openings for the jobs on the left are filled by special needs education majors.
Special Needs EducationAll other degreesSpecial Education Teacher...Specialized Educational I...Elementary and Middle Sch...Speech-Language Pathologi...AudiologistsAll other careersDegreeDegree in top 10 employed
Where can I complete this degree
Explore schools that offer education of individuals with traumatic brain injuries degrees and certificates
You can use this table to find schools that offer this program based on location and program level offered. Each entry goes to a school page similar to this one with all our information about that school.
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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Careers for special needs education majors
special needs education is part of a larger collection of programs: Education by Level or Special Needs. Is there a different program that's close to special needs education that might be a better match for your interests? You can use this table to see a little about the programs that fall under this umbrella. If you click on any of the table headers, that will sort the table by that column, or click on a row and see Ididio's profile for that program.
Gender of recent graduates
Of all people with any degree in education of individuals with traumatic brain injuries earned in the last academic year, 78% were women.
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Have completions by gender changed over time, or at specific levels of education?
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Context: Gender representation
How does the gender distribution in this major compare to all other majors?
Context: Percentage women
This major has a higher percentage of women than 79% other programs.
Distribution: salaries by gender
Does gender greatly influence your salary with this degree? The closer the bar are, the less discrepancy there is.
Context: Salary inequity
For special needs education graduates, men have a 8% higher median salary than women, This is better than many: 91% of programs have graduates with higher salary inequities.
Race/Origin of recent graduates
Here is an overview of race/origin for all education of individuals with traumatic brain injuries graduates from this last academic year. We found a higher percentage of international graduates in this program than in 90% of other programs.
Pacific Islander
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Context: Percentage of Minority Graduates
Minority students comprise a higher percentage of graduates than in 85% of other programs.