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

Salaries and Projected Job Growth

Most management jobs require education past the associate degree level and depend significantly on experience. CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects salaries and estimated job growth in Texas for these positions requiring management skills: 

Median Rate
Median Annual SalaryProjected Job Growth
Through 2024
Administrative services managers$46.22$96,150+21%
Advertising and promotions managers$45.44$94,520+21%
Computer and information systems managers$70.04$145,690+28%
Financial managers$62.82$130,670+19%
Marketing managers$69.36$144,270+24%
Medical and health services managers$46.93$94,000+29%
Public relations managers$55.63$115,710+20%
Purchasing managers$58.52$121,720+18%
Sales managers$63.24$131,550+20%