Preparing for Your Career
Instructional Psychology and Technology has been called a meta-field because it is integrated into so many other disciplines. Because of this, the careers available to IP&T students are varied. As your career goals come into focus, you should try to tailor your education and experiences to help prepare you for the kind of career you desire. This may mean that your academic preparation will look very different from another student with a different career goal.
Here are a few resources to help you understand the kinds of careers and opportunities available to you with an IP&T degree and a couple of resources on the competencies required for some of these careers.
- Google Spreadsheet created by IP&T Foundation students, reviewing job postings they found interesting and the required skills.
- Video playlist of interviews with IP&T alumni discussing their careers and their advice for students.
- Article titled “What Do Educational Technologists Do?”
- Article on the multimedia competencies required for an educational technologist.
- Professor salaries from the Chronicle of Higher Education.
- Salaries for eLearning professionals.
- Potential consulting rates for instructional designers (these vary widely).
Current job postings that are forwarded to IP&T faculty are shared on the IP&T listserv and Google+ community.