Management Careers

A degree in Management can focus on an almost unlimited amount of fields of study, preparing students for careers in everything from criminal justice to technology,; even the culinary arts, and beyond. Every organization needs highly trained graduates with specialized managerial skills, so this discipline extends far and wide, to nearly every field in business, education, social services, healthcare, government and nonprofit. Management degree holders oversee a specific area of an organization, and all activities related to its production processes. Managers coordinate people, identify resources and manage finances to ensure the business runs efficiently and profitably. The responsibilities of a manager extend to business and personnel issues and include resolving problems related to all aspects of an organization’s business processes, including finance, information system and marketing. Managers find careers as computer and information systems managers, advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers; financial managers, and administrators, to name a few.

Employment Opportunities

Those with a management degree may work in a variety of environments, including:

  • Healthcare
  • Human Resources
  • Operations
  • Technology
  • Health Services
  • Business and Industry
  • Hospitality
  • Retail
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Public Safety
  • Sports
  • Agriculture

Skills

Management degree holders need a wide range of capabilities, including:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Leadership
  • Computer ability
  • Organizational skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Problem solving ability
  • Ability to work individually and with teams

Industry Spotlight

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has identified Management as one of the fastest growing professions. Between now and 2012 only nursing and post-secondary teaching will see higher demand. The Occupational Outlook Handbook gives specific information about 17 types of managers. This information includes the nature of the work, the training and other qualifications required, the job growth outlook, and salaries.

Source: John's Management Blog, By F. John Reh About.com Guide to Management since 1997