Instructional Designers


Instructional Designers

Instructional designers develop instructional materials and products and assist in the technology-based redesign of courses. Assist faculty in learning about, becoming proficient in, and applying instructional technology.

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What Skills are Needed?

  • Basic Skills:

Reading work related information.

Using the best training or teaching strategies for learning new things.

  • Problem Solving:

Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  • People and Technology Systems:

Thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one.

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What is the Schooling, Training, and Credentials Needed?

You will typically need a master's or bachelor's degree.

A bachelor’s degree is a four-year degree meaning it typically takes four years of full-time study to complete your bachelor’s degree. In these four years, you will complete 120 semester credits or around 40 college courses. If your college uses a quarter system rather than a semester system, you’ll need to complete a minimum of 180 quarter credits to earn an accredited bachelor’s degree.

A master’s degree is the first level of graduate study. To apply for a master degree, you usually must already hold an undergraduate degree (a bachelor’s degree). A master’s degree typically requires a year and one-half to two years of full-time study. To earn a master’s degree, you usually need to complete from 36 to 54 semester credits of study (or 60 to 90 quarter-credits). This equals 12 to 18 college courses. Most master’s degrees are awarded by public or state universities. Employment outlook for this specific position.

Top Schools for an Instructional Designer

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Possible Jobs Employments / Related Careers

Possible job opportunities may include but are not limited to:

Chief Technology Officer

Instructional Designer

Instructional Technologist

Senior Instructional Designer

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Job Outlook

You are 11% more likely to get a job as an instructional designer between now and 2026. In simpler terms, job opportunities are very likely in the future.
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Average Salaries

  • Average Starting Salary:

$68,090 per year.

$32.74 per hour.

  • Average Working Salary:

$62,270 per year.

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