Business Managers

Business managers plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the operations of firms in business and industry. They may oversee an entire company, a geographical territory of a company's operations, or a specific department within a company. There are nearly 2 million managerial jobs in the United States.


Quick Facts
Duties Business managers supervise the operation of a company or department; implement the company's goals and policies; direct long-range planning for the company or department; coordinate the activities of one or more departments; report to higher officials, such as chief executive officers (CEOs).
Alternate Title(s) Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Chief information Officers, Chief Operating Officers, District Managers, Executive Vice Presidents, Presidents, Regional Managers
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist throughout the United States; the five states with the highest employment of general and operations managers per thousand jobs are the District of Columbia, Alaska, New Mexico, Maryland, and Georgia.
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
Experience One to two years on the job and/or on-the-job training or certification.
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Financial
  • Leadership
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Enterprising
  • Organized
Licensure/Certification Recommended
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Executive Vice President
  • Vice President
  • General and Operations Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Assistant Business Manager

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