A manager is responsible for the accomplishment of department objectives through the management of staff and the planning, implementing and evaluating of activities within the department. Job responsibilities of a manager include creating business objectives for the team, implementing procedures to increase efficiency within the business, hiring and training new staff, developing staff in order to maximize potential, allocating the use of resources effectively, ensuring quality control and customer services standards are in place and followed, helping in the preparation of a financial budget and financial objectives, and regularly making business decisions that will affect the project, department and/or company.
A bachelor's degree is required to be a manager. Helpful job skills include decision-making skills, great communication skills (both verbal and written), strong knowledge of the industry, strong problem solving skills, ability to think critically, strong leadership ability, great organizational skills, collaboration skills, and ability to handle the pressure that comes with the position. The future job market outlook for a manager is strong.