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Last updated: 05 Jul 2019
Last updated: 2/4/2019

Business Analyst Job Description

Ever wondered what it takes to be a business analyst? This guide explores prerequisites, top skills, average salary, certifications, and much more. Find out if this is the right career for you!

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Last updated: 2/4/2019

Controller Job Description

Ever wondered what it takes to be a controller? This guide explores prerequisites, top skills, average salary, certifications, and much more. Find out if this is the right career for you!

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Last updated: 2/4/2019

Operations Manager Job Description

Ever wondered what it takes to be an operations manager? This guide explores prerequisites, top skills, average salary, certifications, and much more. Find out if this is the right career for you!

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Last updated: 7/5/2019

Marketing Manager Job Description

Salary $129,380 Education bachelor’s degree (marketing preferred) Experience 4-10 years (larger company = more experience) Upward Mobility Above average Certification not needed Job Outlook 10% growth (2016-2026) A marketing manager is hired by a company to develop and execute a marketing plan about its products or services, to communicate that to current customers, and to use it to attract new cu ...
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Last updated: 7/5/2019

Software Engineer Job Description

Software Engineer Salary $103,560 (May 2017) Education Bachelor’s degree (comp. science preferred)  Experience 3-5 years Upward Mobility Average Certification (not required) Job Outlook 24% growth between 2016-2026 (fast!) A software engineer job description looks a lot like a software developer’s, but software engineering is responsible for a bit more than development alone.
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Last updated: 7/5/2019

Office Manager Job Description

Salary  $40,000 - $100,000 Education high school, bachelor’s preferred Experience 5 years admin/management Upward Mobility Average; high turnover, high reward Certification none needed Job Outlook 10% growth (2016-2026) Any office manager job description can be summarized pretty simply, it is to be the head or director of an entire office. They make sure an office runs efficiently and properl ...
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Last updated: 7/5/2019

Human Resources Job Description

Salary $35,000 - $110,120 Education Bachelor’s degree (human resources preferred)  Experience 1-7 years Upward Mobility Average - Above average Certification SHRM,MRCI (not required) Job Outlook 7-9% growth 2016 - 2026 A human resources employee helps maintain or grow a business or organization by recruiting and hiring new employees, training them, helping them to get benefits, managing data ...
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Last updated: 7/5/2019

Data Analyst Job Description

Salary $81,390 (May 2017) Education Bachelor’s degree (comp. science, math or related)  Experience 1-3 years Upward Mobility Average to above average Certification Big Data Certification (not required) Job Outlook 27% growth between 2016-2026 (super fast!) A data analyst is someone who gathers and analyzes data for a client, business or organization.
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Last updated: 7/5/2019

Account Manager Job Description

Salary $58,958 (Nov. 2018) Education Bachelor’s degree (comm., PR, marketing preferred)  Experience 5+ yrs (sales) 1+ yrs (account mgmt.) Upward Mobility Average Certification not needed Job Outlook unavailable An account manager is the connecting agent a company provides for its clients. They make sure that the goods or services clients are paying for are working well and meeting their needs ...
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Last updated: 7/5/2019

Graphic Designer Job Description

Salary $48,700 Education Bachelor’s degree (graphic design or related)  Experience 1-5 years Upward Mobility Average Certification not needed Job Outlook 4% growth 2016 - 2026 A graphic designer creates visualizations that have just the right aesthetic to communicate the images their clients want to deliver. They design these visualizations for products, advertisements, print media, book cove ...
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Last updated: 7/5/2019

Accountant Job Description

Salary $69,350 Education bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field Experience Entry-level 0-2 yrs Senior-level 5-7 yrs Upward Mobility Above average Certification CPA, CMA, CGAC (recommended) Job Outlook 10% growth (2016-2026) An accountant advises clients and helps them to manage their finances, pay taxes, administer and audit accounts, evaluate their financial position and guide them thro ...
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Last updated: 7/5/2019

Administrative Assistant Job Description

Salary $37,870 Education High school Experience 0-2 years Upward Mobility Above average Certification Not needed Job Outlook 5% decline 2016-2026 An administrative assistant helps an office run smoothly and helps managers make sure their teams have all they need to get the job done, whatever it may be. A common administrative assistant job description includes: Administrative assistant jobs are so ...
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Last updated: 7/5/2019

Project Manager Job Description

Salary $71,937 Education High school or bachelor’s degree  Experience 2 years with bachelor’s 5 - 7 years without Upward Mobility Above average Certification PMI-PMP or PRINCE2 Job Outlook 33% growth 2017 - 2027 A project manager is someone an organization employs to oversee a project they are planning. Project managers function as a point person, the conduit between senior management and the ...
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