School principals supervise teachers and other staff at elementary and secondary schools. This category also includes school administrators like superintendents and directors of education, who control the affairs of a school system.
You’ll need a bachelor’s degree in education and perhaps a master’s degree. After that, you’ll require several years’ experience as a senior teacher or department head.
The median salary for school principals and administrators is $100,000.
This field has seen very little growth over the past five years, with just 1% more school principals and administrators in Canada than there were in 2013. By 2024, however, the government predicts there will be more jobs than people looking for work in this area.
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