Employment of management trainees spans many occupations.
Management at a Glance
Some graduates of the Management program opt to begin their careers as management trainees, and may advance to positions such as general and operations managers or sales managers. Other graduates who have completed a number of human resources-related courses enter the job market as human resources assistants. Managers can have a variety of educational backgrounds, but they often have a Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration, or a related field.
Management trainees can choose from a variety of industries and receive well-rounded exposure by working in every department in the company before being evaluated for a specific management position. Human resources assistants handle such responsibilities as compiling and maintaining personnel records. These assistants may also prepare reports for employment records, file employment records, or search employee files and furnish information to authorized persons.
Outlook for Employment
Employment of management trainees spans many occupations. Trainees are commonly placed in a number of different areas, such as sales managers. Employment of sales managers is projected to grow 5 percent through 2024.
Industries That Employed the Most Sales Managers in 2014:
- Retail trade – 20%
- Wholesale trade – 20%
- Manufacturing – 12%
- Finance and insurance – 9%
- Professional, scientific, and technical services – 8%
Please note that these are national statistics and projections that might vary by location.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/sales-managers.htm#tab-1 and https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes434161.htm