A Career in Operations

Whether you’re fresh out of school or a seasoned pro considering a change, here’s our quick guide to a career in operations. What is Operations?  Operations is the heart of a company -- the A-team of logistics, efficiency, and overall office excellence. From office managers to project managers, IT system administrators to the COO, the operations team works together to make sure each area of a company runs smoothly. They run the day-to-day business with the big picture goal of driving revenue. This department’s responsibilities include financial modeling, project management, team management, process improvement (with a focus on business process improvement), and strategic planning. Operations pros gets things done. Period.

What skills do I need for a job in operations?

  • Technical skills
  • Leadership ability
  • Problem-solving
  • Communications
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Project management

What’s the salary range for a job in operations?

The salary range for an operations role depends on work experience, specialty, and location. Glassdoor cites the national average for a design role is $96,000.

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Kelsie Axelrod
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