Continuous Improvement Managers

Continuous Improvement Meeting

Continuous improvement managers help organizations increase efficiency, reduce costs, and improve profitability. They ask questions such as: How are we doing? Can we do it better? Can we do it more efficiently? Can we do it faster? Continuous improvement managers are most commonly employed by businesses, but they also work for government agencies, the U.S. military, and nonprofit organizations. They are also known as continual improvement managers.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Continual Improvement Managers
Duties Help organizations increase efficiency, reduce costs, and improve profitability; coordinate improvement initiatives with executives and employees; manage continuous improvement staff
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, metropolitan areas
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Mathematics
  • Speech
Experience At least three years of related experience
Personality Traits
  • Helpful
  • Outgoing
  • Problem-Solving
  • Business Management
  • Leadership
  • Organizational
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • CI Executive or Consultant
  • Continuous Improvement Manager
  • Continuous Improvement Analyst