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Career Options

What do you do with an Educational Technology Degree?

Just about anything

You can work in Education. like schools and distance learning environments. Schools are integrating technology at all levels and are in need of people who will be able to assist in planning and implementation. You could be a

  1. Classroom Teacher
  2. Computer Instructor
  3. Media Specialist
  4. Course Designer
  5. Faculty Support and Development

You can work for a Business in Human Resource Development. These positions include jobs which solve performance problems, assess customer needs, train employees, evaluate effectiveness. They many even create and/or present workshops and courses. You could be a

  1. Corporate Trainer
  2. Designer of Training Materials
  3. Consultant
  4. Project Manager
  5. Evaluator

You can work in the Military. Educational Technologists in the military develop and present training. They may create manuals or multimedia simulation programs. You could be a

  1. Course Designer
  2. Designer of Training Materials
  3. Consultant
  4. Computer Instructor

You can work for an Instruction Design Company. These are businesses that specialize in developing courseware, consulting, developing curriculum and software. You could be a

Other positions available to you are

  1. Instructional Technology Specialist
  2. Director of Training
  3. Director, Learning Development
  4. Manager Organizational Development
  5. Vice President for Professional Development
  6. Multimedia Script Writer
  7. Conference Associate/Client Liaison
  8. Worldwide Training Director
  9. Design Development Specialist

How do I find a job in Educational Technology Degree?

The same way you find any job

  1. Build a strong resume through consciously seeking out experiences that will make you more competitive for your ideal job(s)
  2. Take your Educational Technology coursework seriously and always think about how to apply what you are learning to your situation and goals.
  3. Frequently look at job postings that are interesting to you and assess where your strengths and weaknesses in terms of the job requirements. Continue to build your strengths and make a plan to improve your weaknesses.
  4. Attend conferences, look at job posting boards and network.

Where might I look for a job?

  1. University or company websites (i.e University of Florida, Google, Promethean, etc.)
  2. Traditional job searching sites such as
  3. Sites for higher education jobs such as Inside Higher Education and Chronicle of Higher Education
  4. Professional association job boards such as Connect (associated with the International Society for Technology in Education)
  5. All around you; talk to your friends and colleagues. Learn what others do and what interests you. Many jobs are secured based on personal connections. Always strive to make a good impression and be professional even in your personal endeavors (i.e. what you post on Facebook and how you conduct yourself when you are out for the evening)

What keywords might I search?

1. instructional design/instructional designer

2. curriculum development/curriculum developer

3. faculty development

4. online teaching/online teaching and learning

5. educational technology/instructional technology

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