Students who major in organizational management acquire an educational background that allows them to successfully manage a variety of companies, firms and other types of nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Coursework for this degree includes classes in human resource management, communication, team-building and leadership. Students are also given an opportunity to develop strategic, problem-solving and decision-making skills, and as a result, they are prepared to effectively lead a broad range of organizations.
Training and Development Managers
Training and development managers direct and coordinate programs to increase the knowledge and skills of an organization’s employees. They access the needs and deficiencies of an organization and provide training that aligns with the company’s goals. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects training and development jobs to increase by 15 percent or 4,300 new jobs through 2020, which is about as fast as the 14.3 percent average predicted for other jobs. Training and development managers earned an annual average wage of $103,810 according to May 2012 salary data from the BLS.
Social and Community Services Managers
Social and community services managers oversee social service programs in a variety of settings, which may include work with homeless citizens, disadvantaged veterans or abused children. They gather statistics and other information regarding the target audience, manage budgets, develop and evaluate the effectiveness of programs and oversee staff. At 27 percent, or 35,800 new jobs through 2020, demand for these professions is growing faster than the national average for other jobs. As of May 2012, social and community service managers earned an annual average wage of $64,460.
Compensation and Benefits Managers
Compensation and benefits managers analyze the salary, health insurance, retirement plans and other benefits that organizations offer employees. They research, analyze and determine competitive wage rates and benefits, collaborate with outside vendors and manage the benefits enrollment and renewal process. Compensation and benefits manager positions will increase by three percent or 900 new jobs through 2020, which is slower than average. The annual average wage for compensation and benefits managers was $105,920 in 2012.
Industrial Production Managers
Industrial production managers direct the day-to-day operations of manufacturing, transportation, chemical and computer and electronic products. They decide the best way to meet production goals using a plant’s equipment and workers, analyze production data and ensure production stays on schedule. Industrial production managers also monitor plant workers for safety and performance standards. The BLS projects demand for industrial production managers to grow by nine percent or 13,700 new jobs through 2020. In 2012, industrial production managers earned an annual average wage of $97,490.
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Training and Development Managers
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: May 2012 National Employment and Wage Estimates
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Social and Community Service Managers
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Compensation and Benefits Managers
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Industrial and Production Managers
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