CAREERS IN LEARNING DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY

A POSITIVE JOB OUTLOOK FOR EDUCATORS AND INSTRUCTORS

As instructional design and educational technologies grow and evolve, employer demand is rising for educators experienced with developing and implementing these technologies. By 2026, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects job growth in this field to jump 11 percent.

Through our online Master of Science in Education in Learning Design and Technology, you’ll graduate with a portfolio filled with projects that demonstrate your expertise in this field. You’ll emerge into the job market ready to show off your work and meet employers with proof of your experience, skills, and successes.

Prepare for the most in-demand roles in this industry with Purdue University’s online Master of Science in Education in Learning Design and Technology. Our master’s degree is the competitive edge you need to stand out for educational technology careers and a high-level salary in instructional technology.

VERSATILITY BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

It’s a common misconception that only the classroom is affected by innovations in learning and teaching methods.

The reality is, companies are increasingly seeking and using innovative training techniques, including social networks, visual simulations, and mobile learning. They need skilled professionals who know how to put these tools to work.

With an online master’s in learning design and technology, you’ll have tremendous versatility in the workforce and succeed just as well in a corporate setting as you would in a classroom.

You’ll be ready to develop and implement advanced training methods, and you’ll have the skills and knowledge required for a broad range of instructional technology and educational technology degree jobs like these:

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN

EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY AND TRAINING

E-LEARNING AND MULTIMEDIA

Instructional Content Development

Specialized Education

Learning Leadership

Multimedia Design and Development

Training Development

Collaborative Learning

IT and Computer Training

 

E-Learning Development

Learning Services

 

 

LMS/LCMS Administration

 

 

Project Management

 

 

Take a closer look at two fields of where you can apply the skills and knowledge you’ll have after you complete our online Master of Science in Education in Learning Design and Technology.

CAREER SNAPSHOT: K-12 Education

Schools today need updated curricula to keep pace with our changing society and improve student outcomes under increasing pressure. Rapid adoption of technology-facilitated learning means more job opportunities for instructional designers.

TYPES OF ROLES: E-Learning, Instructional Development

CAREER SNAPSHOT: Business Training and Professional Development

As organizations work to boost employee performance and skills, training and development are crucial. Advances in technology mean staff members need to learn new software, hardware, and other equipment. Near-constant changes in medicine mean healthcare workers need frequent training.

The online Master of Science in Education in Learning Design and Technology teaches learning design principles that are applicable in a myriad of organizations. You can succeed in a variety of environments that suit your experience and interests — from nonprofits and government agencies to corporations, hospitals and even medical schools. 

TYPES OF ROLES: Multimedia Design, Training and Development, E-Learning, Project Management, Instructional Development, Content Design 

Employment Snapshot: Instructional Coordinator vs. Training and Development Manager

A comparative look at job availability and income

APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF JOBS IN 2016

The projected percent change in employment from 2016 to 2026

INSTRUCTIONAL COORDINATORS

NATIONWIDE ANNUAL SALARY

APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF JOBS IN 2016
145,770
JOB GROWTH
The projected percent change in employment from 2016 to 2026

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGERS

NATIONWIDE ANNUAL SALARY

APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF JOBS IN 2016
 32,570
JOB GROWTH
The projected percent change in employment from 2016 to 2026

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, May 2016

This chart illustrates the differences in employment and salaries for the roles of Instructional Coordinator and Training and Development Manager in 2016.

RAISE THE STANDARD FOR EDUCATION IN TECHNOLOGY

Master educational technology integration and become a leader in the field of instructional design and implementation. Earning Purdue’s online Master of Science in Education in Learning Design and Technology will pave your way for new career opportunities and a higher instructional technology salary.

Learn more about this online program by calling our admissions advisors at 877-497-5851 or request more information.