Careers For People Who Know About Administration and Management

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What these careers require you to know

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Career nameAvg salary

CEOs

determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
185850

IT Managers

plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.
141000

Treasurers and Controllers

direct financial activities, such as planning, procurement, and investments for all or part of an organization.
134330

HR Managers

plan, direct, or coordinate compensation and benefits activities of an organization.
121630

General 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.
119460

PR Managers

plan, direct, or coordinate activities designed to create or maintain a favorable public image or raise issue awareness for their organization or client; or if engaged in fundraising, plan, direct, or coordinate activities to solicit and maintain funds for special projects or nonprofit organizations.
119390

Human Resources Managers

plan, direct, or coordinate human resources activities and staff of an organization.
117080

Purchasing Managers

plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of buyers, purchasing officers, and related workers involved in purchasing materials, products, and services. Includes wholesale or retail trade merchandising managers and procurement managers.
114130

Advertising Managers

plan, direct, or coordinate advertising policies and programs or produce collateral materials, such as posters, contests, coupons, or give-aways, to create extra interest in the purchase of a product or service for a department, an entire organization, or on an account basis.
113610

Training Managers

plan, direct, or coordinate the training and development activities and staff of an organization.
111680

Security Managers

direct an organization's security functions, including physical security and safety of employees, facilities, and assets.
111230

Loss Prevention Managers

plan and direct policies, procedures, or systems to prevent the loss of assets. Determine risk exposure or potential liability, and develop risk control measures.
111230

Supply Chain Managers

direct or coordinate production, purchasing, warehousing, distribution, or financial forecasting services or activities to limit costs and improve accuracy, customer service, or safety. Examine existing procedures or opportunities for streamlining activities to meet product distribution needs. Direct the movement, storage, or processing of inventory.
111230

Medical and Health Managers

plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.
106070

Geothermal Plant Managers

manage operations at geothermal power generation facilities. Maintain and monitor geothermal plant equipment for efficient and safe plant operations.
103720

Industrial Plant Managers

plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
103720

Postsecondary Principals

plan, direct, or coordinate research, instructional, student administration and services, and other educational activities at postsecondary institutions, including universities, colleges, and junior and community colleges.
102610

Construction Managers

plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
97510

Transportation Managers

plan, direct, or coordinate the transportation operations within an organization or the activities of organizations that provide transportation services.
95130

Logistics Managers

plan, direct, or coordinate purchasing, warehousing, distribution, forecasting, customer service, or planning services. Manage logistics personnel and logistics systems and direct daily operations.
95130
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