General Manager and Operations Managers

Career Overview

General and operations managers oversee operations that are too diverse and general to be classified into one area of management or administration. Responsibilities may include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources. They make staff schedules, assign work, and ensure that projects are completed. In some organizations, the tasks of chief executive officers may overlap with those of general and operations managers.

Education

Although education and training requirements vary widely by position and industry, most top executives have at least a bachelor’s degree and a considerable amount of work experience.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
Median:
High End:
$44,710 /yr
$100,930 /yr
$208,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Psychology
  • Business
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Take as many college-prep courses as possible!
  • Finance
  • Marketing
Work Environment

hey work for both small and large businesses, ranging from companies in which they are the sole employee to firms with hundreds of thousands of employees. Top executives frequently travel to attend meetings and conferences or to visit their company’s local, regional, national, and international offices.

Future Outlook

Overall employment of top executives is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment growth will vary widely by occupation (see table below) and industry, and is largely dependent on the rate of industry growth.

References
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada