Most operations managers list "customer service," "procedures," and "facility" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important operations manager responsibilities here:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming an operations manager. We found that 62.5% of operations managers have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 8.7% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most operations managers 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 seven 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 marketing degrees.
When you're ready to become an operations manager, you might wonder which companies hire operations managers. According to our research through operations manager resumes, operations managers are mostly hired by Walgreens, CVS Health, and FedEx. Now is a good time to apply as Walgreens has 1,083 operations managers job openings, and there are 636 at CVS Health and 198 at FedEx.
Since salary is important to some operations managers, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Mayo Clinic, Google, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. If you were to take a closer look at Mayo Clinic, you'd find that the average operations manager salary is $168,511. Then at Google, operations managers receive an average salary of $162,728, while the salary at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is $153,919.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a operations manager include United States Army, Amazon.com, and FedEx. These three companies were found to hire the most operations managers from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
The industries that operations managers fulfill the most roles in are the retail and transportation industries. But the highest operations manager annual salary is in the technology industry, averaging $87,315. In the retail industry they make $85,345 and average about $82,234 in the manufacturing industry. In conclusion, operations managers who work in the technology industry earn a 51.1% higher salary than operations managers in the hospitality industry.