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As leadership course graduates work in a broad range of sectors, no two roles share the same responsibilities. However, as a leadership course graduate you can expect to work in a management-level role, which will require you to plan, organise, direct, control and review day-to-day operations of your business or team. Specifically, this may require you to perform tasks like:
You may seek employment in a leadership, management or strategic advisory role in a variety of industries, including sectors like:
Graduates of leadership courses usually pursue employment in leadership and management roles, which are available across a broad range of industries. You may choose to work as a:
You’ll enjoy working in leadership if you:
A range of job opportunities exists for graduates of leadership courses. According to the Australian Government’s Job Outlook, approximately 51,000 people are employed in Australia as general managers, and a further 50,000 as chief executive officers and managing directors. For these 100,000 people, the most common educational attainment is a bachelor’s degree: approximately 27 per cent of managers, and 30 per of CEOs have bachelor’s degrees.
Job Outlook reports that against modest growth ten years ago, the role of managers has rapidly increased in size in the last five years, and is expected to continue growing until 2020.
Job Outlook also reports that approximately 47,000 people in Australia are employed as human resources managers, and that this role will similarly experience high growth in the next five years. Job Outlook notes the role has been increasing as a steady rate for the past decade, and will grow strongly in the future – with between 25,000 and 50,000 new jobs expected to become available by 2020.
People working in more specialised management roles, including as nurse managers, sales managers and construction managers can reasonably expect to receive similar growth in their sectors.
PayScale reports a range of salaries for managers at different levels. A CEO can expect to earn an average salary of approximately $182,000. PayScale notes this salary is highly dependent on experience, with CEOs with 20 years’ experience or more earning up to $75,000 more than CEOs with less than five years’ experience. A general manager can expect to earn between $65,000 and $132,000 per year, according to PayScale, and will also receive a significantly higher wage with more years of experience. An operations manager can expect to earn between $65,000 and $103,000.
Job Outlook notes that a very high proportion of managers are employed in full-time work – approximately 93 per cent of all general managers are working full-time.