Explore Careers

Education Administrators

Education & Training

Service Branches

  • Army logo
  • Marines logo
  • navy logo
  • Air Force logo

Work Environment

Education administrators work in offices and classroom training facilities. Those directing physical training work in gyms or outdoor settings.

  • Military Status


  • Average Military Salary



Education administrators manage personnel development programs and determine who needs training, what skills need to be improved, and how a training program can be designed and executed. They direct the development of learning objectives and lesson plans, and they oversee all aspects of instructional programs from designing course content to actual training implementation.

Military Training

Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Education administrators may have a degree in education or management. Job training for education administrators primarily consists of on-the-job learning in various environments, and through receiving advanced civilian/industry certifications and licenses (credentials), which may require additional education, training, or experience. Like other officers, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development.

Helpful Attributes

  • Interest in developing educational programs
  • Interest in work involving many subject areas
  • Preference for working with people

Related Civilian Careers

  • Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
  • Human Resources Specialists
  • Training and Development Managers
  • Training and Development Specialists
  • Human Resources Managers