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Operations Management Jobs and MBA Programs in Oregon

Operations managers can find prosperity in Oregon as the state has an abundance of educational and career opportunities. At 19,670, the number of jobs in Oregon for operations managers is projected to rise 15 percent to 23,530 jobs by 2016. This is above 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.

Oregon photo by Kelvin Kay

Operations managers earn $49 per hour or $102,000 per year on average in Oregon. Nationally, their income is $52 hourly or $107,000 per year on average.

Nicknamed the Beaver State, Oregon has a population of 3,825,657. It has seen its population grow by 11.8 percent over the last 10 years. The capital is Salem. There were 2,339,488 total jobs in 2008 and workers in Oregon earned more than the previous year with an average annual income of $36,365, up from $35,737. The unemployment rate in Oregon was 11.1 percent in 2009. It went up by 4.6 percentage points since the previous year. The number of residents with a college degree is 25.1 percent. This falls short of the national average.

In Oregon, the top employers are in wood product manufacturing, lumber construction materials merchant wholesalers, wood panel merchant wholesalers and footwear merchant wholesalers.

Oregon is known for having important landmarks. At 329 feet the Coast Douglas-Fir in Oregon is considered the tallest tree in the state. One of the many things Oregon is known for, in 1880 a sea cave was discovered near what is now known as Florence. Sea Lion Caves is known to be the largest sea cave in the world.

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 Oregon

News about Operations Management in Oregon

  • By Christina Williams Organically Grown Company executives - left to right Josh Hinerfeld, CEO; Robbie Vasilinda, director of finance and Mike Hansen, VP of operations, signed a lease on a 119000-square-foot facility in Gresham.

    Wed, February 22
  • By AP View full sizeNicole Dungca/The OregonianAlexis Cunningham, 4, shivers a bit as she helps her mother lug some groceries back to the car in front of Oregon City's new Safeway on Jan. 17. The grocery store chain announced this morning that its ...

    Thu, February 23
  • Oregon's wine industry is a good example. Winemakers from across the state are here in Portland to learn more about the industry and what's ahead this year -- from the grapevine to popping the cork. "We projecting pretty solid growth," said Christian ...

    Tue, February 21
  • 22, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) today released the following statement regarding a new study by the Oregon-based Cascade Policy Institute that examined the effectiveness of Oregon's prescription ...

    Wed, February 22
  • HELENA - State Auditor Monica Lindeen Tuesday approved transferring health coverage of up to 8600 people from New West Health Services to an Oregon insurance company, as part of a multifaceted business overhaul of New West.

    Tue, February 21
  • Y., wrote a letter Tuesday to Tom Stemberg, co-founder and former CEO of Staples Inc., regarding his recent public statements about the "Reasonable Break Time for Nursing Mothers" breastfeeding provision in the health care reform law.

    Tue, February 21
  • Bryan DeBoer currently serves as president and COO of Lithia, the nation's ninth largest auto retailer. Lithia (Nasdaq: LAD) reported revenue from continuing operations increased 30 percent to $2.7 billion for 2011. Fourth quarter revenue increased 33 ...

    Wed, February 22
  • Getaround CEO Sam Zaid said the company's mission is to reduce car overpopulation by providing a way for cars to be used during the average 22 hours every car sits idle every day. Zaid said he hopes the study will surface new data about car sharing.

    Wed, February 22

What people are tweeting about Oregon

Just watched the movie The Goonies. #I Love Oregon #Come Visit '
@LoqueBSU Dont wait. Im on a work break. I will point out that Oregon gets credit for playing LSU OOC, a team UF plays every year. '
Buenas noches raza, ya ah dormir que manana me tengo q levantar tempranito para salir a Salem Oregon. '
RT @Drichtf: I'm Beyonce they're my Destinys Child and HE is my crew! I'm heading to Seattle & he's still in Oregon picking up my stage - @adamhaterston '
@ryan_finley Have you heard anything about a point spread next week? I'm thinking Oregon -14.5 '
RT @apostropheTHIS: Ugh, they need to fix the drainage system on Decatur. I just Oregon Trailed it to work. '
me and @patman206, @spencerhawes00, @The_Real_CJC, the dawgs all over love this: '
i love twilight as it filimed here in oregon right now they are showing the gorge i love scenery i love where i live '
Well, we held our own for the first half. Next up, Oregon! Which I also have tickets for :) ' <<< This douchrbag lives in Oregon and thinks we deserved 9/11 '

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