I'm thinking about starting a Master's program in Educational Technology that would help me get into a career in instructional design. A couple of years ago, I happened to get a job that involved instructional design (that was the only direct instructional design experience I've had) and enjoyed the work but that position was temporary and now I'm doing something else. I'm currently making $60K at my job that does not involve instructional design, which seems like a good salary but there isn't m...
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I am a grad student in Instructional Technology who will graduate in June. I have begun the job hunt already and as I have been reading through qualifications and requirements I am beginning to see a trend of "experience necessary", and usually 5 plus years.. I am also not quite sure how all of the info and software I've been exposed to comes together to produce a product in real world situations. I feel on some level that I wasn't given the opportunity to apply the knowledge I've been given e...
Hello! So I am in a bit of a unique situation. Due to a lucky opportunity that got me into instructional design & e-learning, I have almost 3 years of experience creating e-learning, training programs, and training employees; however unlike a lot of IDs, I have no higher education. I currently only have experience working with programs like Articulate & Photoshop, and have no advanced skills such as HTML5, Captivate, etc. My question is how does someone without higher education gain more experie...
I graduated with an MA in Education a couple of months ago, and while there are plenty of job opportunities in my field where I live, I am having a difficult time acquiring job interviews. I would like to obtain a career in instructional design, and while my MA degree has touched a great deal on this field, I fear that employers believe that it didn't touch upon it enough.In light of this, I started taking non-credit graduate courses in instructional design this semester, and added "Post-Graduat...
I've been looking as ID job postings and came across an Instructional Design 2 position right alongside all of the Senior Instructional Design positions. Can anyone tell me if there is a difference between the two titles and, if so, what it is? Is there an Instructional Design title heirarchy? I'm also wondering if there is a salary difference (between ID2 and Senior ID) and, if so, by approximately how much on average.Thanks for any help provided!
I currently have a B.A. in Instructional Design and am currently working for a Masters in Teaching and Learning with Technology. I have enjoyed the knowledge gained up to this point. Recently I found that I have an opportunity to pursue another degree after the Masters and I am struggling to determine what would best compliment these degrees. My going in thoughts are to pursue an second masters (MBA) or move on to a Ed. E. (I am open to others). However, I am struggling to find the next step in ...
By what titles are entry level instructional design and or technology jobs advertised in the United States
Hi, this is probably a redundant question, but...I'm really bad at searching forums. >.<I'm an undergrad who'll be going into Virginia Tech's instructional technology MA program. I'll graduate with a small amount of direct experience and a portfolio, but won't have more than 6 months or a year of said experience.My question, as stated above, concerns the titles used to advertise entry-level positions in instructional design, instructional technology, or requiring either skillset. Thanks,Phil
Hi all,I graduated with my bachelors degree in Instructional Design back in May of 2014. I have applied for over 1200 jobs in the field of instructional design. But companies scream at me that I need more experience or a masters degree. First off, where can I get experience in this field if top companies won't give it to me and number 2 I feel like I wasted 6 years of my life getting this degree when they won't hire me! Please give me advice. Thanks!
I'm a graphic/web designer by trade while also teaching design at the college level for 15 years. I'm looking to transition into something which will allow me to feed my passions for both design and teaching. I discovered Instructional Design as a career so am now seeking information as to whether or not I might hold some of the qualifications to become one.My degree is a BFA in Commercial Art. I see a lot asking for a Bachelors or Masters in Instructional Design. Is this a deal-breaker?I have d...
I am currently working as a softskill trainer in India but soon planning to relocate to Virginia,USA.I have 6 + years of work experience.I am planning to do a course in Instructional Designing(certification) and gain some experience.Can that help me to land up to a decent instructional Designer's job in the US ?
Most of the ID jobs I'm seeing are for a Bachelors degree and they also want that person to do everything from graphic design to programming as well as the ID work. (I can do basic graphic design and programming). I don't get any callbacks on applications to ID positions and am not sure what might be going on. In some cases the job description is written as if it was designed specifically for my skills, and still no interview. Since I've already sought feedback on my resume and cover letters, an...
Looking for ID position. I recently got my MS in ID and am looking for an (entry level)ID job anywhere since I have limited experience.
INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER JOBSwww.instructional-designer-jobs.blogspot.com/Hi! My name is Jada. I'm the creator of Instructional Designer Jobs and work full-time as an Instructional Designer for a small, private university. After getting my BA in English and working in manufacturing and local government, I returned to get my Master's in Educational Media. After several months of job searching and interviews with top companies, I landed an instructional design position one month before graduation! N...
Do you have any tips to help prepare for an upcoming instructional designer interview?Are there common interview questions that come up again and again?
I'm an American from Illinois who has been teaching English overseas for nearly fifteen years. I will be completing an M.S. Educational Technology degree in June, and I would really like to head back to the U.S. and work in instructional design. I'm guessing that it might be difficult to find a job before I get back in the States because most companies rarely or never do phone interviews. Any ideas?
Are jobs in this industry on the rise? Are there any sub-sectors that are growing?Where are the jobs? Which places have the most instructional designer opportunities?
What are typical instructional designer salaries? Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this field?What skills should you learn to increase your salary?
What are the top 3 traits or skills every instructional designer must have to excel?Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your instructional designer expertise?
I have been asked to provide work samples for an upcoming interview. If I submit a training presentation or a participant guide, do I submit the entire product or just a selection from it? I don't feel comfortable handing over a completed PowerPoint presentation, participant guide and/or instructor guide from company A to company B. Even though I created it, the work is technically "owned" by the company I worked for at that time. Out of respect for my former employer, I would prefer to only pro...
Hi all! I am an Instructional Designer just starting out and luckily, have already gotten a call that I will be offered an ID contract position. I will definitely ask the for the offer in writing. Anticipating them to get back to me very soon, I was wondering if any of the more seasoned Instructional Designers can give me some tips on the whole contract position hiring process? Is there anything I should be asking before I formally accept the offer? ie: working on site/telecommuting (which was m...
Hello, I am currently an instructional design MSE student and I haven't even applied for an ID position yet but I was wondering if I can get tips from professionals on how to answer and ask interview questions. What are some good questions to ask an interviewer?
I have five plus years in Instructional Design. Recently, I have joined an MNC as an Instructional Designer. But after joining I have realised that the task allocated to me is more Technical Writing, task involves updating release documents and informing the client about the updations. I have no prior experience in Technical writing. This is a long term project and from what I have heard I am going to be stuck to this project for my tenure in the company.There are other instructional designers w...
Hi ISDs! My question for everyone is how do you estimate the time it takes to complete a lesson or total course for WBT?
I live in Salt Lake City and would like to find work locally. Has anyone in the SLC area heard about anything?Also, I was approached about a possible long-term contract in San Francisco. The cost of living differential is enough that I'm thinking of living here and flying there during the week. The travel would be full time for the first month and part-time thereafter. Has anybody tried doing this? If so, what was your experience like?
I received my Master's Degree in I.D. over 25 years ago and have had over 20 years experience; however, I have not been in I.D. for about 9 years now. How is the best way to get up to speed?
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