Remaining current in the world of technology has become more and more difficult not only for educators, but for business and industry as well. The MAITEL enables graduates to meet the needs of learners in K-12 schools, as well as business and industry, health and human services, government, and the military. The skills acquired through this degree enable individuals to use technology as a tool to enhance learning and training, opening up a variety of career options as an instructional designer, elearning manager, etc.
The explosion of distance education programs in the United States and around the world has increased the career opportunities for educators, trainers, and instructional design professionals exponentially. With new cost cutting measures in place, using technology for learning and professional development has become so common that learning organizations and corporations alike are aggressively pursuing e-learning professionals. It is clear that e-learning is here to stay. Experts are sought after to fill positions in education, business, government, and non-profit organizations.
Instructional technologists and e-learning experts may hold positions in any of the following areas:
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistic's 2015 salary guide (www.bls.gov), instructional coordinators earned a median annual salary of $64.870.