Operations Management Major Related Careers
The following careers are directly or indirectly related to the study of this major. Click the job title to learn more about it. To search for more career options, visit OnetOnline.org.
This major examines organizational processes using readily available and practical analytical tools. Operations majors take courses in operations planning and control, purchasing, manufacturing systems, financial accounting, corporate strategy and governance, database management, decision support (mathematical modeling) systems, business marketing, distribution management, organizational design and change, and operations management. If you are good at evaluating how things should be done, and can see yourself managing people and processes to ensure smooth operations, then Operations Management might be for you. Operations managers often supervise a team of purchasing agents to find quality materials for their company, accept bids for work to be performed, inspect facilities where the work occurs, and maintain an awareness of changes that could affect the supply of labor and goods to a particular business.
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