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Operations Management Jobs and MBA Programs in Massachusetts

Massachusetts has plenty of educational and career opportunities for operations managers. There are currently 41,610 jobs for operations managers in Massachusetts and this is projected to drop by four percent to 42,210 jobs by 2016. This is below the national trend, which shows relatively little movement. Operations managers create and execute project work plans and revise to meet changing needs and identify resources needed to complete project.

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The income for operations managers is $57 per hour or $117,000 per year on average in Massachusetts. Nationally, their income is $52 hourly or $107,000 per year on average.

Also known as the Bay State, Massachusetts has a population of 6,593,587. It has seen its population grow by 3.9 percent over the last 10 years. The capital is Boston. In 2008, there were a total of 4,251,139 jobs and at $50,897, the average annual income in Massachusetts was higher than the previous year's per capita figure of $49,644. The unemployment rate in Massachusetts was 8.4 percent in 2009. It rose by 3.1 percentage points from the previous year. Roughly 33.2 percent of state residents have college degrees. This exceeds the national average.

In Massachusetts, the top employers are in brokers, portfolio management, control instruments manufacturing and nautical system manufacturing.

While being known for many things, one of the most noteworthy, Massachusetts holds the two largest cites in New England, Boston, the largest, and Worcester. One of the unique tidbits about Massachusetts is The Boston University Bridge on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston is the only place in the world where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving under an airplane.

Operations Management

Operations managers create and execute project work plans and revise to meet changing needs and identify resources needed to complete project.

While working, they oversee the movement of goods into and out of production facilities and decide on staffing requirements and interview hire and train new employees.

They are required to respond to the actions of other and coordinate activities with them. Also, they must listen well to others and take in their information and issues.

Operations managers should be able to listen to and understand others in meetings and articulate ideas and problems.

In order to be successful in the workplace, operations managers must be reliable and be able to take change and lead.

Operations Management opportunities by state

Local Operations Management MBA opportunities in Massachusetts

News about Operations Management in Massachusetts

  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb 17, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (otc/bb:NVIV), a developer of groundbreaking technologies for the treatment of spinal cord injuries (SCI), today announced that CEO Frank Reynolds is scheduled to ...

    Fri, February 17
  • Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney's latest blast against the auto bailout has one auto exec seeing red. CNBC has learned Romney's anti-automaker bailout op-ed in the Detroit News compelled Mike Jackson, Chairman and CEO of AutoNation (ticker: ...

    Thu, February 16
  • Professor Michael J. Cima holds an implantable medical device in the Cima Lab at the Koch Institute at MIT in Cambridge, Mass.All rights reserved - M. Scott Brauer. Print Email Share Comments Recommend Tweet Medication via remote-control instead of a ...

    Fri, February 17
  • After years of fierce debate, Massachusetts legalized gambling late last year with legislation clearing the way for three casinos. Caesars is in a strategic alliance with the owner of a racetrack near Boston's Logan Airport and has the management ...

    Tue, February 14
  • By Maria Papadopoulos Three weeks ago, the president of Cape Verde asked HarborOne Credit Union to open a multicultural banking center in the island nation west of Africa, the credit union's president and CEO said Thursday. James Blake said such a move ...

    Fri, February 17
  • James Page, CEO of engineering and mapping consulting firm James W. Sewall Co. in Old Town, has been appointed the new chancellor of the University of Maine System. Page was selected over two other finalists for his experience in academics and business ...

    Fri, February 17
  • NSTAR has agreed to that deal with the Department of Energy resources as a condition of its merger with Northeast Utilities in order to receive approval from the Massachusetts Department of Utilities. The two utilities still need a thumbs up from ...

    Wed, February 15
  • The CED Life Science Conference kicked off Wednesday with a keynote address by Sanofi CEO Christopher Viehbacher. Sanofi is the parent company of Massachusetts' largest biotech company, Genzyme, since a $20.1 billion deal last April.

    Wed, February 15

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