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These are Some of the Best Management Jobs of 2016

Last updated on October 9, 2019

New Year, New Jobs! Check Out the Changes to This List for 2017.

Continuing on our theme of discussing the U.S. News and World Report’s 100 Best Jobs of 2016 list and what that means to DCCCD, we’re talking this week about jobs with management roles. At first glance, you might not necessarily see how each of these jobs are connected. But the thing they have in common is that they will usually require some ability to see things from a “big picture” point of view and keep track of various moving parts. All of them will require some level of people skills, as often these positions will involve hiring and supervising others.

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45. Marketing Manager

Marketing managers tend to work on a variety of tasks – they might create brochures, manage ad campaigns or work on website content. As managers, they’re also likely to be in charge of hiring staff and team building, as well as managing budgets and tracking results. They usually have a bachelor’s degree in marketing, business or communications, which you can easily get started on at a college of DCCCD in either our Business Marketing program or our Business Administration program. In Texas, marketing managers make an annual mean wage of about $140,000.

54. Business Operations Manager

Business operations managers act as a company’s “go-to” person. They might hire people, negotiate contracts, address budget concerns and guide general business operations. Educational requirements can vary – some companies will require a bachelor’s or master’s degree, some won’t. A great way to get started down this path is through coursework or an associate degree in Management or Business Administration. Administrative services managers in Texas can earn an annual mean wage of about $97,000.

98. Construction Manager

Construction managers take construction projects from start to finish, working with architects and engineers, discussing budgets with cost estimators and working with laborers during the production stage. They might also get work permits, hire contractors, troubleshoot in case of emergencies, schedule walk-throughs and keep clients informed on overall construction progress. Over time, a bachelor’s degree is becoming more important to employers, but you can get started through the Construction Management associate degree program at DCCCD. Construction managers in Texas make an annual mean wage of about $86,000.

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