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Careers in Management

What makes a good manager?

  • Good analytical and critical thinking skills
  • The ability to make decisions based on rational thinking
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good time management skills to manage people, projects and resources
  • Initiative and self-reliance
  • The ability to research, interpret and use business and financial data

Management positions are available in all types of businesses and industries, such as:

  • Banking and finance
  • Education
  • Food and hospitality industry
  • Government agencies and departments at all levels
  • Health and medical industry
  • Insurance
  • Law enforcement and public safety
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Private businesses of all kinds
  • IT
  • Manufacturing and production
  • Retail sales

Positions include:

  • supervisors
  • first-line managers
  • middle managers
  • top managers
  • administrators
  • directors
  • officers
  • human resource managers
  • labor relations managers

Employment Outlook for Managers

Employment prospects for managers are strong. Job opportunities and advancement will depend significantly on your level of continued education, specialization and experience, as well as the type and size of the company you work for.

Salaries and Projected Job Growth

According to America’s Career Infonet, these occupations requiring management skills offer the following salaries in Texas. Most management jobs require education past the associate degree level and depend significantly on experience.

 Job Hourly Rate Annual Salary Projected Job Growth Through 2022
Administrative services managers$42.91$89,300+21%
Advertising and promotions managers$42.11$87,600+19%
Computer and information systems managers$63.63$132,300+24%
Financial managers$57.95$120,500+22%
Marketing managers$64.79$134,800+25%
Medical and health services managers$42.83$89,100+30%
Public relations managers$53.25$110,800+13%
Purchasing managers$56.33$117,200+20%
Sales managers$59.72$124,200+20%