Once you graduate, you will need experience to go into a management position. You need to prove that you can apply your classroom learnings into the real world. Generally speaking, this degree and career path will provide you alot of career flexibility. All industries need operations managers, so when you are looking to join an organization, many opportunities will be a potential fit for you. In addition, pay is competitive and increases with experience and demonstrated results.
The answer is really dependent upon you and is an individual matter based upon your goals and interests, as business operations is a very broad area and encompasses many facets. Getting to know yourself and how your personality traits relate to people involved in the various career opportunities is very important in your decision making process. During my many years in Human Resources and College Recruiting, I ran across too many students who had skipped this very important step and ended up in a job situation which for which they were not well suited. Selecting a career area is like buying a pair of shoes. First you have to be properly fitted for the correct size, and then you need to try on and walk in the various shoe options to determine which is fits the best and is most comfortable for you to wear. Following are some important steps which I developed during my career which have been helpful to many .
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