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Become A Chief Operating Officer In Philadelphia, PA

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Working As A Chief Operating Officer In Philadelphia, PA

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $142,431

    Average Salary

What Does A Chief Operating Officer Do

A Chief Operating Officer is responsible for planning, coordinating, and supervising a company's operational policies, rules, initiatives, and goals. They also represent the firm with clients, investors, and business partners.

How To Become A Chief Operating Officer

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

Education

Many top executives have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in business administration or in an area related to their field of work. Top executives in the public sector often have a degree in business administration, public administration, law, or the liberal arts. Top executives of large corporations often have a master’s degree in business administration (MBA).

College presidents and school superintendents are typically required to have a master’s degree, although a doctorate is often preferred.

Although many mayors, governors, or other public sector executives have at least a bachelor’s degree, these positions typically do not have any specific education requirements.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Many top executives advance within their own firm, moving up from lower level managerial or supervisory positions. However, other companies may prefer to hire qualified candidates from outside their organization. Top executives who are promoted from lower level positions may be able to substitute experience for education to move up in the company. For example, in industries such as retail trade or transportation, workers without a college degree may work their way up to higher levels within the company to become executives or general managers.

Chief executives typically need extensive managerial experience. Executives are also expected to have experience in the organization’s area of specialty. Most general and operations managers hired from outside an organization need lower level supervisory or management experience in a related field.

Some general managers advance to higher level managerial or executive positions. Company training programs, executive development programs, and certification can often benefit managers or executives hoping to advance.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Top executives must be able to communicate clearly and persuasively. They must effectively discuss issues and negotiate with others, direct subordinates, and explain their policies and decisions to those within and outside the organization.

Decisionmaking skills. Top executives need decisionmaking skills when setting policies and managing an organization. They must assess different options and choose the best course of action, often daily.

Leadership skills. Top executives must be able to lead an organization successfully by coordinating policies, people, and resources.

Management skills. Top executives must shape and direct the operations of an organization. For example, they must manage business plans, employees, and budgets.

Problem-solving skills. Top executives need to identify and resolve issues within an organization. They must be able to recognize shortcomings and effectively carry out solutions.

Time-management skills. Top executives do many tasks at the same time, typically under their own direction, to ensure that their work gets done and that they meet their goals.

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54 Chief Operating Officer jobs

Penn Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
Associate Chief Operating Officer

$142,430 Estimated

Execunet
Philadelphia, PA
Chief Operating Officer

$142,430 Estimated

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
BIOSAFETY OFFICER A / B

$67,539 Estimated

Securitas Security Svc USA
Philadelphia, PA
SUSA Flex Officer

$67,539 Estimated

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
biosafety Officer A / b

$67,539 Estimated

Penn Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
Press Officer

$67,539 Estimated

Santander Bank, Na
Philadelphia, PA
SBA Officer - Greater Philadelphia Area

$67,539 Estimated

Supplemental Health Care
Philadelphia, PA
Operating Room Registered Nurse

$63,215 Estimated

Loyal Source Government Services
Philadelphia, PA
Operating Room RN - Philadelphia VAMC

$63,215 Estimated

Supplemental Health Care
Philadelphia, PA
Travel Operating Room Registered Nurse

$63,215 Estimated

Loyal Source
Philadelphia, PA
Operating Room RN Philadelphia VAMC

$63,215 Estimated

Supplemental Health Care
Philadelphia, PA
Travel Operating Room - OR RN

$63,215 Estimated

Trustaff
Philadelphia, PA
Operating Room Registered Nurse Philadelphia

$63,215 Estimated

Loyal Source
Philadelphia, PA
Operating Room Technician Philadelphia VAMC

$46,410 Estimated

Loyal Source
Philadelphia, PA
Operating Room RN - Philadelphia VAMC

$63,215 Estimated

Supplemental Health Care
Philadelphia, PA
Travel OR Operating Room Registered Nurse

$63,215 Estimated

Medpro Healthcare Staffing
Philadelphia, PA
OR RN - Operating Room Registered Nurse - Travel Nurse

$63,215 Estimated

Sunbelt Staffing
Philadelphia, PA
Operating Room RN (OR RN) job, Philadelphia, PA

$63,215 Estimated

Vicus Capital
Philadelphia, PA
Chief Investment Officer

$162,554 Estimated

Penn Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
Administration and Finance Officer, Genetics

$51,333 Estimated

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Real Chief Operating Officer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Chief Operating Officer Alevo, Inc. Concord, NC Sep 16, 2016 $518,000
Chief Operating Officer Trunk Holdings LLC New York, NY Jul 02, 2015 $500,000
Group Chief Operating Officer Aruze Gaming America, Inc. Las Vegas, NV Sep 21, 2016 $441,000
Chief Operating Officer Outrigger Hotels Hawaii Urban Honolulu, HI Mar 25, 2016 $400,000
Chief Operating Officer Outrigger Hotels Hawaii Urban Honolulu, HI Jan 06, 2016 $400,000
Chief Operating Officer Avgol America, Inc. Mocksville, NC Sep 16, 2016 $400,000
Chief Operating Officer EMAS-AMC, Inc. Houston, TX Jul 08, 2015 $381,000 -
$450,000
Chief Operating Officer Charter Communications, Inc. New York, NY Sep 15, 2015 $350,000 -
$750,000
Chief Operating Officer Everest Capital LLC Miami, FL Dec 22, 2015 $350,000
Chief Operating Officer Eargo, Inc. Mountain View, CA Oct 09, 2016 $350,000
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Top Skills for A Chief Operating Officer

FinancialManagementRevenueGrowthProceduresRegulatoryComplianceBusinessStrategiesBusinessDevelopmentOversightFacilityCustomerServicePSafetyPayrollBusinessPlanHumanResourcesDailyOperationsLogisticsProjectManagementWebAdditionalHealthcare

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Top Chief Operating Officer Skills

  1. Financial Management
  2. Revenue Growth
  3. Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provided strategic guidance on new product development, capital expenditures, and financial management decisions.
  • Chartered development of referral network to achieve 100% revenue growth in competitive environment.
  • Developed standardized procedures for the centralized call center.
  • Reorganized the nursing and clinical operations divisions to focus on regulatory compliance, Joint Commission readiness and implementation of operational improvements.
  • Demonstrate successful execution of business strategies for company products and services.

Top Chief Operating Officer Employers

What Kind Of Companies Hire a Chief Operating Officer

  1. United States Army
  2. United States Air Force
  3. Boys and Girls Club
  4. Corsential
  5. Tri-City Medical Center
  6. E.A. Hawse Health Center
  7. Panoz Racing School/Audi Driving Experience/Panoz Racing Series
  8. JL French
  9. American Red Cross
  10. Cambrian Communications LLC
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