General & Operations Managers

At a Glance

Median Salary
$76,277
Local Jobs
6,778
Entry-Level Education
Bachelor's Degree

Occupation Profile

Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations, overseeing multiple departments or locations. 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. Usually manage through subordinate supervisors. Excludes First-Line Supervisors.

By The Numbers

Median Annual Earnings

$76,277

Median Annual Earnings are the midpoint earned by 50 percent of workers who are the lowest paid and 50 percent of workers who are the highest paid in a particular occupation

Local Jobs

6,778

Jobs are any position in which a worker provides labor in exchange for monetary compensation (note: one individual may hold multiple jobs)

Entry-Level Education

Bachelor's Degree

This is the most common education level requested in entry-level job listings.

Daily Tasks

  • Review financial statements, sales or activity reports, or other performance data to measure productivity or goal achievement or to identify areas needing cost reduction or program improvement.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of businesses or departments concerned with the production, pricing, sales, or distribution of products.
  • Direct administrative activities directly related to making products or providing services.
  • Prepare staff work schedules and assign specific duties.
  • Monitor suppliers to ensure that they efficiently and effectively provide needed goods or services within budgetary limits.
  • Direct or coordinate financial or budget activities to fund operations, maximize investments, or increase efficiency.
  • Establish or implement departmental policies, goals, objectives, or procedures in conjunction with board members, organization officials, or staff members.
  • Perform personnel functions, such as selection, training, or evaluation.
  • Plan or direct activities, such as sales promotions, that require coordination with other department managers.

Occupational Skills

What skills are necessary for General & Operations Managers?

Hard Skills

Accounting
Auditing
Cash Handling
Inventory Management
Invoicing
Marketing
Merchandising
Operations Management
Profit And Loss (P&L) Management
Purchasing

Soft Skills

Coaching
Communications
Customer Service
Leadership
Management
Operations
Planning
Sales
Scheduling
Valid Driver's License

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry- or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education. They are essential in many industries and occupations.

Education Programs

Coastal Bend College
Business Management L1

Dr. Lisa Bowman-Bowen

Coastal Bend College
(361) 664-2981 ext. 3005
lbowman-bowen@coastalbend.edu
Program Type Credential Type Level Required Hours Online Finanical Aid
CTE L1 21 Some Yes
Coastal Bend College
Business Management AAS

Dr. Lisa Bowman-Bowen

Coastal Bend College
(361) 664-2981 ext. 3005
lbowman-bowen@coastalbend.edu
Program Type Credential Type Level Required Hours Online Finanical Aid
CTE AAS 60 Some Yes
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