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Find a Job as an Instructional Designer

Find out how you can prepare for a job in the growing field of instructional design (ID).

Instructional Design Career Center
UW Stout's Design Career Center provides links to job boards, networking opportunities, and professional organizations, as well as hiring trends, and resources to build your resume, portfolio and volunteer experience.

The Free eBook: How To Become An Instructional Designer
eLearning Industry’s free eBook shares stories from 24 instructional design professionals and answers to common questions about ID including tips on how to get started.

Top Instructional Design Tips
Tom from Articulate provides a variety of articles with helpful advice for instructional designers.

How Can Infographics Enhance Instructional Design Skills?
Discover how infographics help showcase Instructional Design skills when graphic design skills are lacking.

Instructional Design Cover Letters
Tips from iSpring to help your cover letter stand out from the crowd.

Find Instructional Design Positions

Check out job opportunities with community colleges/ universities, business and industry, Department of Defense, government (state and local), nonprofit/trade associations, educational companies, healthcare, K-12 school districts, retail/wholesale/distribution, insurance, marketing, manufacturing, travel/hospitality, and telecommunications.


Tech Tip: Creating Video Lectures

Seven tips from elearning Brothers to get you started creating professional video lectures in no time.


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Online Instructional Design Graduate Certificate
Graduate certificate designed for professionals interested in enhancing their skills, developing focused competency in instructional design or switching careers.

Complete the Instructional Design Certificate in 8 months.

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""I feel like a sweepstakes winner after completing this certificate. I received not only a promotion, a bump in pay, and I've been tasked to change our Computer Education group (2 people) into an instructional design group that creates training sessions for staff, faculty and graduate students. I would not have been able to achieve this without the four courses in this certificate program."
~ Keith Thompson, Taunton, MA

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