Chief Operating Officers are responsible for the management of company operations with the objective of efficient and effective processes. They work to achieve corporate objectives and effectively manage a company or group of companies.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
A bachelor’s or master’s degree in business administration, organizational management or a related field is required. To become a COO in the agricultural industry, you must also have proven your ability through a generally accepted minimum of five years of related experience within the industry and have a strong background in leadership.
To pursue a career as a Chief Operating Officer:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, business courses, economics, government, and computer courses.
Where can I work?
Chief Operating Officers can work for any small to large company or organization within the agricultural industry.
Future Job Market / Outlook
The future outlook for a COO will be good over the next five years.
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