We surveyed 5,740 educational administrators to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical educational administrator. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as an educational administrator?

Low

High

Working as an educational administrator typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become an educational administrator?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as an educational administrator typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as an educational administrator?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as an educational administrator.

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Do educational administrators work full-time or part-time?

92% of educational administrators work in full-time roles while 8% work part-time.

Is being an educational administrator stressful?

Low

High

Stress is not uncommon amongst educational administrators, with daily work sometimes being quite demanding.

Is being organized important as an educational administrator?

Low

High

Organization is considered a very important trait for educational administrators, and is critical to success in the field.

How competitive is the workplace for educational administrators?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for educational administrators.

Does being an educational administrator require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Educational administrators will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.

Are educational administrators allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Educational administrators are afforded a certain level of ability to express themselves creatively, compared to other careers.

Do educational administrators have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Educational administrators tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.

Is being an educational administrator physically demanding?

Low

High

Work as an educational administrators is rarely physically demanding, making it a suitable option for those unable to perform physically strenuous tasks.

Are educational administrators exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

The workload of an educational administrator changes frequently, with their day-to-day rarely being the same.

Does being an educational administrator require attention to detail?

Low

High

As in many careers, attention to detail is quite helpful for educational administrators.

Does being a good educational administrator require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

Strong compassion and empathy are critical to success as an educational administrator.