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Distance Learning Coordinators are considered Conventional Careers according to the Strong Interest Inventory® Assessment. The Strong Interest Inventory® sorts careers into one to three of six different categories depending on the professional preferences and personal characteristics of people who are currently in those careers. Job-seekers are matched to one of these categories after taking a comprehensive assessment designed to measure a number of different characteristics. For example, Conventional Careers, such as Distance Learning Coordinators, tend to involve an acute attention to detail and well-developed organizational skills.

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Discover the Strong Interest Inventory® career as a Distance Learning Coordinator. Learn about this career in this data rich write-up including information such as income, daily tasks, required education and more.

Distance Learning Coordinators are responsible for coordinating the daily operations of distance learning programs, including the technical, educational, and interpersonal aspects. For example, they may develop the distance learning program itself, including quality assurance and course tracking and curriculum plans, as well as review or certify learning tracks that are already in existence. They might also assess educational and technological needs and goals and develop action plans for reaching those goals. To do so, they monitor technological developments, attend conferences, and communicate with other professionals to ensure that their information is always current.

In addition to the technical aspects of their job, Distance Learning Coordinators are also educational professionals and managers. They prepare and manage budgets, purchase equipment as needed, troubleshoot problems, and supervise staff. They may have to communicate with faculty, staff, students, and others about the programs and provide training in the use of specific learning applications including course management software, and create and maintain websites so prospective students can find information about their programs. They may even need to write and submit grant applications to secure funding so their programs can continue to operate. In short, Distance Learning Coordinators do everything in their power to keep their programs operational and successful.

Distance Learning Coordinators must be comfortable using computer-based training software (e.g., Adobe Systems Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, etc.), development software (e.g., C++, C#), project management software (e.g., ConferenceEdge), web page creation and editing software (e.g., Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver), and a number of other specialized software programs, as well as standard office programs like Google Suite and Microsoft Office Suite. They also need to be comfortable using teleconferencing and videoconferencing or webinar equipment and programs.

Most Distance Learning Coordinators have a foundation in education and training, communications and media, and customer and personal service, as well as computers and electronics. They need to have a diverse set of skills in order to successfully complete the wide array of responsibilities expected of them on a daily basis. Nearly 65% of Distance Learning Coordinators hold a Master’s Degree, while 27% hold a Bachelor’s Degree.

The national average annual salary for Distance Learning Coordinators is $81,630. However, in states where technology or education are large industries, like California, Virginia, and Connecticut, average salaries for Distance Learning Coordinators can be over 100,000, with the most highly paid professionals earning nearly $140,000. This field is large, employing nearly 40,000 nation-wide, and is growing much faster than average, with an estimated 3,400 jobs to be added within the next several years, though the growth is heavily concentrated in California and Maryland, both of which have large educational and technical sectors.

Below are some employment trends for Distance Learning Coordinators:

  • Median Salary: $39.25 hourly, $81,630 annually
  • Employment: 38,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2016-2026): faster than average (10% to 14%)
  • Projected job openings (2016-2026): 3,400
[Information retrieved from Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections]

 

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  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections Onetonline.org