The public education sector is proving to be a highly sought-after career track for some top graduates of business, law, and technology programs—one that is more likely to give them high-level management responsibilities than if they’d gone into the private sector, a report finds.
In a survey of 1,300 professionals chosen for a highly competitive fellowship program for a high-profile assignment in education while in graduate school, more than 70 percent of respondents stayed in the education sector after completing their degrees. The students who stayed in the field were twice as likely as fellows who went to the private sector to have high-level management jobs.
The survey and the related report were produced by Education Pioneers, a national nonprofit group in Oakland, Calif., that selects and places graduate fellows in law, business, public policy, and education.
A version of this article appeared in the August 07, 2013 edition of Education Week as School Administration