Online Master’s in Instructional Design and Learning Analytics Job Outlook

This online MS in Instructional Design and Learning Analytics program will equip students with the skills needed to apply and adapt analytic methodologies to manage learning, instructional design, and talent development projects that will enhance an organization’s effectiveness and fulfill compliance requirements. With this unique skill set, students can pursue instructional design jobs in higher education or in the public or private sectors as program managers or chief learning or compliance officers.

Occupations related to a Master’s Degree in Learning Analytics and Instructional Design Management will have 280,400 estimated job openings due to replacement from 2014-2024 and an additional 170,000 new jobs that will be created by 2024. This amounts to 450,400 total job openings through 2024.1 Nearly all occupations related to learning analytics and instructional design management are expected to grow at above the national average projected growth.

Financially rewarding career options in the field include:

  • Chief Learning Officer
    Median: $132,2862
  • Chief Compliance Officer
    Median: $112,9642
  • Organizational Development Manager
    Median: $86,2262
  • Training Director
    Median: $83,4232
  • Learning Management Systems Analyst
    Median: $63,8562
  • Instructional Designer
    Median: $60,8642

The MSIDLA degree will prepare you for many additional related job titles, including:

  • Training Manager
  • Training Specialist
  • Training Coordinator
  • eLearning Analyst
  • eLearning Developer
  • eLearning Consultant
  • Interface and Multimedia Designer
  • IT and Computer Training Manager
  • IT Coordinator Supporting eLearning Products
  • Performance Support Specialist
  • Project Manager
  • Learning Coordinator
  • Learning Services Manager

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To learn more about American University’s online MS in Instructional Design and Learning Analytics, call 855.725.7614 to speak with an admissions adviser or request more information.