Some of the skills we found on operations specialist resumes included "customer service," "logistics," and "basic math." We have detailed the most important operations specialist responsibilities below.
See the full list of operations specialist skills.
Before becoming an operations specialist, 57.1% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 6.6% operations specialists went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be possible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, most operations specialists have a college degree. But about one out of every six operations specialists didn't attend college at all.
Those operations specialists who do attend college, typically earn either a business degree or a accounting degree. Less commonly earned degrees for operations specialists include a finance degree or a psychology degree.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become an operations specialist. We've found that most operations specialist resumes include experience from Petco Holdings, Inc., H&R; Block, and CDM Smith. Of recent, Petco Holdings, Inc. had 680 positions open for operations specialists. Meanwhile, there are 428 job openings at H&R; Block and 305 at CDM Smith.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, operations specialists tend to earn the biggest salaries at Coatue Management, Google, and Microsoft. Take Coatue Management for example. The median operations specialist salary is $107,307. At Google, operations specialists earn an average of $104,575, while the average at Microsoft is $102,295. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
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We also looked into companies who hire operations specialists from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America, and Us Navy.
In general, operations specialists fulfill roles in the professional and retail industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the operations specialist annual salary is the highest in the government industry with $65,446 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the technology and professional industries pay $61,988 and $57,822 respectively. This means that operations specialists who are employed in the government industry make 30.7% more than operations specialists who work in the retail Industry.