Leadership Doctorate Career Outlook

Careers for Exceptional Leaders

Cultivate your leadership skills in a program that integrates practice and insights from experienced faculty and high-achieving peers. With Creighton University’s online Doctoral Program in Interdisciplinary Leadership, you will be prepared for an executive position in nearly any industry. Some examples of our current students’ fields and titles include:

Business and Organizational Leadership

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Consultant
  • Director of Human Resources
  • Director of Project Management
  • Insurance Executive
  • President
  • Sales Executive

Criminal Justice and Military Leadership

  • Chief of Staff
  • Detective
  • Fire Chief
  • Flight Commander
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Major General

Educational Leadership

  • Coach
  • Dean
  • Director of Student Services
  • Instructor
  • Principal
  • Teacher
  • Superintendent
  • University President

Health Care Leadership

  • Emergency Management Executive
  • Director of Nursing
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician Assistant
  • Registered Nurse Educator

Human Services and Nonprofit Leadership

  • Director of Social Services
  • Executive Director of Program Development
  • Social Worker
  • Therapist

Spiritual Leadership

  • Chaplain
  • Director of Youth Ministry
  • Jesuit Priest
  • Pastor
  • Religious Director

Apply Your Expertise

The demand for skilled leaders in these disciplines is expected to grow significantly in the coming years, providing many opportunities for graduates of the Doctorate in Leadership program to champion change in their organizations. By 2022, medical and healthcare manager jobs are expected to rise by 23%,1 as the industry works to meet the needs of an aging population and implement changes in government policy. Within postsecondary education, where student enrollment figures continue to climb, instructor positions are projected to increase by 19%2 with administrative positions following closely at a 15%3 anticipated gain. Similarly, the need for top business executives is estimated to increase by 11%.4 Those leaders with a Doctorate in Interdisciplinary Leadership from Creighton University will be best equipped to rise to the top and guide their teams to success.

Evolve Your Leadership

To learn more, request information or call 866.717.6365 to speak with a Program Manager.

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, accessed 1/6/2015, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm

2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, accessed 1/6/2015, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/postsecondary-teachers.htm

3Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, accessed 1/6/2015, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/postsecondary-education-administrators.htm

4Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, accessed 1/6/2015, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/top-executives.htm