Some of the skills we found on chief of operations resumes included "oversight," "emergency operations," and "logistical support." We have detailed the most important chief of operations responsibilities below.
See the full list of chief of operations skills.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a chief of operations. We found that 57.2% of chiefs of operations have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 16.4% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most chiefs of operations have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every eight chiefs of operations were not college graduates.
Those chiefs of operations who do attend college, typically earn either business degrees or criminal justice degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for chiefs of operations include management degrees or political science degrees.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a chief of operations. We've found that most chief of operations resumes include experience from General Dynamics, Veolia Water Tech, and ABM Industries. Of recent, General Dynamics had 3 positions open for chiefs of operations. Meanwhile, there are 3 job openings at Veolia Water Tech and 2 at ABM Industries.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, chiefs of operations tend to earn the biggest salaries at University of Maryland, Baltimore, Abt Associates, and Citi. Take University of Maryland, Baltimore for example. The median chief of operations salary is $146,104. At Abt Associates, chiefs of operations earn an average of $140,861, while the average at Citi is $135,132. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
View more details on chief of operations salaries across the United States.
If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at United States Army Corps of Engineers, United States Marine, and Us Navy. These three companies have hired a significant number of chiefs of operations from these institutions.