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The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships among selected elements of job preparedness and job satisfaction of New York State certified school business administrators working in school districts within the suburban metropolitan regionMoreThe purpose of this study was to examine the relationships among selected elements of job preparedness and job satisfaction of New York State certified school business administrators working in school districts within the suburban metropolitan region of New York. This study examined the relationships among the actual training received by school business administrators in preparation for New York State certification, their perception of the importance of that training for success in their professional roles, and their job satisfaction. The areas of preparation under study were the leadership disposition of stewardship, leadership skills, interpersonal relations, financial planning, financial management, public fund accounting, and forecasting.-The study found that on average school business administrators were satisfied with their jobs, though less so with their compensation. The study revealed a consistent and large gap between the level of importance assigned to training in the seven major variables and the degree to which school business administrators reported receiving such training in preparation for their certification. This finding has important ramifications for institutions of higher education, professional associations, school districts, and school business administrators. The certification preparation curriculum has been misaligned with what school business administrators reported as being important and or the curriculum has been inadequate and or ineffective. Broad and meaningful changes should be made to the curriculum going forward. Those school business administrators who have already gone through their certification programs should self-assess their current level of preparation and fill in where needed.