Some of the skills we found on business development director resumes included "healthcare," "crm," and "patients." We have detailed the most important business development director responsibilities below.
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After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a business development director. We found that 74.0% of business development directors have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 16.5% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most business development directors have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's impossible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every nine business development directors were not college graduates.
Those business development directors who do attend college, typically earn either business degrees or marketing degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for business development directors include communication degrees or finance degrees.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a business development director. We've found that most business development director resumes include experience from Charles River Center, Charles River Labs, and Oracle. Of recent, Charles River Center had 105 positions open for business development directors. Meanwhile, there are 100 job openings at Charles River Labs and 96 at Oracle.
If you're interested in companies where business development directors make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at alliantgroup, Baltimore City Community College, and Baker McKenzie. We found that at alliantgroup, the average business development director salary is $231,749. Whereas at Baltimore City Community College, business development directors earn roughly $204,342. And at Baker McKenzie, they make an average salary of $203,767.
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If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at Cisco, American Express, and IBM. These three companies have hired a significant number of business development directors from these institutions.
For the most part, business development directors make their living in the professional and technology industries. Business development directors tend to make the most in the finance industry with an average salary of $124,195. The business development director annual salary in the manufacturing and media industries generally make $122,154 and $117,392 respectively. Additionally, business development directors who work in the finance industry make 12.2% more than business development directors in the hospitality Industry.