Job Outlook

talking with parentsThe Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects a 9 percent growth in higher education jobs between 2010 and 2020. The BLS also notes that a master’s degree is required for entry into this field.

Where you might work: This program will equip you with the unique skills needed to have a successful career in student affairs in higher education. You’ll be ready to start or further your career in housing and residence life, admissions, or student enrichment, services and conduct, and other university or community college departments.

Salary range: Salaries in student affairs vary depending on field and institution. According to a major industry survey (Professionals in Higher Education Salary Survey, conducted by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources), a student residence hall manager’s salary is typically in excess of $37,000 without room and board, an assistant registrant makes more than $43,000, and the head of campus graduate admissions makes more than $65,000.