General and Operations Manager
General and operations managers are responsible for overseeing a company’s daily workflow and ensuring results are met with efficiency. They tend to be fiercely independent individuals who are known organizers, leaders, and innovators. They thrive in fast-paced environments and are in charge of planning and directing multiple teams at once. General and operations managers work to uphold the company’s best practices and implement policies accordingly. Because of this, they are able to perform both administrative background tasks and front-facing customer relations. They are able to maintain a positive work ethic in any situation and endure long hours if necessary.
General and operations managers can be found in any industry, and the demand for this role depends on where you look. It is usually encouraged for prospective candidates to have a relevant degree or certification in operational management, though it is not always required. Jobs for this role are expected to grow 12.5% by 2022.