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General and Operations Managers

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.

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Skills Needed

88%

Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

85%

Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

85%

Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

85%

Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

81%

Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

81%

Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

81%

Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

78%

Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.

78%

Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

78%

Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

78%

Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

78%

Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

78%

Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

78%

Management of Financial Resources - Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.

78%

Systems Evaluation - Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

75%

Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

75%

Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.

75%

Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

72%

Management of Material Resources - Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.

56%

Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.

53%

Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.

53%

Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.

53%

Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

53%

Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.

3%

Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

22%

Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

22%

Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

19%

Technology Design - Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.

19%

Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

19%

Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

16%

Programming - Writing computer programs for various purposes.

0%

Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

0%

Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

0%

Installation - Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.

0%

Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

Wages

This following graph displays the lower, median and upper income potential of the job.

 
  • Lower Income Salary $54k
  • Median Income Salary$96k
  • Upper Income Salary $211k

Employment Projections for this Job

 

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Education Pathway

High school courses

  • Below A rigorous high school STEM education - versus the minimum required for graduation - prepares students to come up with creative solutions to tough problems, better preparing them for college and new careers.

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Degree Levels Offered

    • ASSOCIATE OF BUSINESS-AB
    • Associate of Arts - Business
    • BUS INTERNATIONAL BUS MGT-AAS
    • BUSINESS MANAGEMENT-CT
    • Business
    • Business Admin (Executive) MBA
    • Business Administration
    • Business-AA
    • Business-CT
    • Certificate of Achievement - Entreprenuership
    • Entrepreneurship BSBA
    • Finance BSBUS
    • General Business BSBUS
    • International Business BSBA
    • Management BSBA
    • New Venture Management CERTG
    • Public Admin and Policy MPA
    • Public Administration MPA
    • RETAIL MANAGEMENT-CT
    • Associate of Applied Science - Business Administra
    • Associate of Business
    • BUSINESS MANAGEMENT-AAS
    • Bachelor of Applied Science - Management in Techno
    • Business - Management
    • Business Admin (online) EMBA
    • Business Administration MBA
    • Business-AAS
    • Certificate of Achievement - Business Administrati
    • Crisis and Emergency Mgmt MS
    • Finance BSBA
    • Finance MS
    • General Business Emphasis
    • International Business BSBUS
    • Management BSBUS
    • Nonprofit Management CERTG
    • Public Administration BS
    • Public Management CERTG

Education by degree The following are the total graduates from all the Nevada System of Higher Education institutions in 2014-2015 school year.

  • 579

    Associate's Degree

  • 771

    Bachelor's Degree

  • 21

    Certificate Of At Least One But Less Than Two Years

  • 23

    Graduate Certificate

  • 286

    Master's Degree