Additionally, Operations Managers have more skills than just Customer Service, ISO, and Financial Statements. Read about their personality traits here:
Now that you have the skills necessary to secure a career in your dream job, we've taken it a step further to figure out what type of education might be necessary or helpful. The results showed that 43.9% of Operations Managers have graduated with a bachelor's degree. What's more is that 16.7% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While it may be true that most Operations Managers have a college degree, you may find it 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 six Operations Managers were not college graduates.
Those Operations Managers who do attend college, typically earn either Business degrees or Management degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for Operations Managers include Accounting degrees or Finance degrees.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you're prepared to start applying to become an Operations Manager. We've found that typically Operations Managers are mostly employed at CVS Health, TKC Holdings, and Amazon. Of recent, CVS Health had 327 positions open for Operations Managers. Meanwhile, there are 296 job openings at TKC Holdings and 230 at Amazon.
But if you want to earn the most bang for your buck, Operations Managers tend to earn the biggest salaries at Google, Intuit, and VMware. Take Google for example. The median Operations Manager salary is $171,339. At Intuit, Operations Managers earn an average of $165,066, while the average at VMware is $158,473. Now before you get too googly-eyed over those digits, take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies. While Google has 7 job listings for Operations Managers, Intuit and VMware only have 0 and 0 job listings respectively.
Salaries aside, the most respected Operations Managers are working at US Army, Amazon, and FedEx. By assessing which schools Operations Managers mainly earn their degrees, and comparing that with the companies that have hired a significant number of Operations Managers from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, we're able to determine the most prestigious companies.
The industries that Operations Managers fulfill the most roles in are the Health Care and Retail industries. But Operations Managers make the most amount of money in the Retail industry, averaging $96,470. In the Technology industry they only make $94,503 and average about $90,720 in the Health Care industry. In conclusion, Operations Managers who work in the Retail industry earn a 35.4% higher salary than Operations Managers in the Professional industry.