Some of the skills we found on operations consultant resumes included "risk management," "strong analytical," and "business process." We have detailed the most important operations consultant responsibilities below.
See the full list of operations consultant skills.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming an operations consultant. We found that 67.9% of operations consultants have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 15.4% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most operations consultants 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 operations consultants were not college graduates.
The operations consultants who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied business and finance, while a small population of operations consultants studied accounting and management.
Once you're ready to become an operations consultant, you should explore the companies that typically hire operations consultants. According to operations consultant resumes that we searched through, operations consultants are hired the most by Bank of America, Deloitte, and Pwc. Currently, Bank of America has 138 operations consultant job openings, while there are 100 at Deloitte and 65 at Pwc.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, operations consultants tend to earn the biggest salaries at eBay, Amazon, and Dell. Take eBay for example. The median operations consultant salary is $123,501. At Amazon, operations consultants earn an average of $110,721, while the average at Dell is $107,682. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
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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 IBM, Pwc, and Accenture. These three companies have hired a significant number of operations consultants from these institutions.
In general, operations consultants fulfill roles in the finance and professional industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the operations consultant annual salary is the highest in the finance industry with $92,625 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the manufacturing and professional industries pay $92,327 and $87,633 respectively. This means that operations consultants who are employed in the finance industry make 29.0% more than operations consultants who work in the hospitality Industry.