Career Details

Corporate Director of Strategic Planning


Career Overview

A director of strategic planning typically works on developing business plans to help an organization to grow and become more profitable. Hong, the director featured in the video, works for a healthcare system.


A four-year bachelor’s degree in finance, healthcare administration, or a related field is required to obtain this position. Some organizations may require applicants to have a master’s degree in a business-related field (MBA or healthcare administration). A master’s degree typically takes an additional two-three years to earn.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$71,000 /yr
$118,000 /yr
$162,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Psychology
  • Math - as much as possible!
  • Business
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
Future Outlook

There will likely be a lot of competition for these positions because they are limited in number.

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Work Environment

A director of strategic planning can potentially work in any large organization.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

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