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Management and Supervisory Development

Career Prospects: MSD On-The-Job

What will I do on the job?

You will be responsible for leading your work unit toward a better quality of work life and higher profits. This will be achieved through the combined efforts of upper management, staff experts and the unit’s team members. Tasks involve planning, organizing and staffing, training, improving quality, motivating individuals and teams.

What skills will I use on the job?

The management and supervisory development program is designed to develop your skills in areas such as: problem solving; written and oral communication; team leadership and motivation; productivity and quality improvements; controlling costs and budgets; long and short-term planning; organizing the workplace and delegating; and, working effectively with a diverse workforce, which are highly regarded assets in the professional community. 

Who will hire me?

Employment opportunities may vary from manufacturing to service, from for-profit to nonprofit, from high-tech to low-tech, to locally from internationally. MSD graduates have found work with employers such as A-dec, Cascade Steel, Climax Portable Machine Tools, Fujitsu, Intel, Marylhurst University, Oregon Financial Institutions Education Association, Portland Community College, Tektronix and Wacker Siltronic Corporation.

How much can I earn?

Salaries and benefit packages vary greatly between organizations, businesses and companies.  To find specific information on supervisory or management position earnings in Oregon please visit the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics’ most recent State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates for Oregon.

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