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What can you do with an Instructional Design degree?

What can you do with an Instructional Design degree?
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What can you do with an Instructional Design degree?

by Dr. Tyler Watts on June 25, 2019

If you’ve ever completed a web-based tutorial, gone through self-paced job training, or taken an online course, there’s a good chance an instructional designer had a hand in your experience.

Instructional designers craft engaging experiences for learners by combining the latest technologies with a deep understanding of how people learn. They work closely with content experts to transform expertise into highly-interactive, accessible and seamless learning environments. They are both educators and lifelong learners at heart who leverage an ever-growing array of digital tools to promote knowledge.

Those who possess an M.Ed. in Instructional Design often enjoy careers as:

  • Corporate trainers
  • Information technology specialists
  • Curriculum coordinators
  • Project managers
  • Instructional design specialists
  • Development managers
  • Online instructors
  • Educational consultants
  • Technical educators
  • Human resource managers

The field is increasingly growing – from health care to education, human resources to corporate businesses around the world, the need for instructional designers is being recognized in all areas of training, professional development, compliance, learning and growth.  

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 10-14 percent job growth between now and 2026, with e-learning and instructional design professionals earning a median annual income of $64,4501.

Through Southern Wesleyan University (SWU), you can earn an online M.Ed. in Instructional design that opens the door to this exciting and growing industry. For more information, visit our Online M.Ed. Instructional Design and E-Learning webpage.

 

1Bureau of Labor Statistics. Summary Report for Instructional Designers and Technologists, 2019. https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/25-9031.01

Tags: education, teaching, graduate school, m.ed., master's degree, instructional design, e-learning