What General and Operations Managers Do
Plan, direct or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing or administrative services.
People in this career often have these skills:
Talking to others
Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
Changing what is done based on other people's actions
Listening to others, not interrupting and asking good questions
Understanding people's reactions
Quick Facts from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
|2016 Median Pay (local)||
$136,520 per year
$65.63 per hour
|Typical Entry-Level Education||Bachelor’s degree|
|Work Experience||5 years or more|
|On-the-Job Training||No on-the-job training|
|Number of Jobs, 2016||267,900|
|Job Outlook, 2016 - 2026||12% (30,800)|
|Annual Projected Job Openings||25,860|
World Education Partnership
SF State's College of Extended Learning offers this program in partnership with World Education.
World Education offers a large array of courses and eLearning products to meet the needs of their academic partners. World Education's mission is to create a positive learning journey for students by providing superior service, comprehensive content and expert coaching in a format that is available and affordable to all students. They accomplish their purpose when students complete their program ready to meet the expectations and challenges of their industry and are equipped to find employment.