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Career Outlook: Organizational Leadership Jobs, Careers, and Salaries

Develop the Soft Skills Employers Are Looking For

Organizational leadership careers are out there. Research shows that training for soft skills was the number-one priority across sectors in 2018,1 with executives agreeing that creativity is most in demand, followed by persuasion and collaboration.2 With a master's in organizational leadership, you'll develop these skills and more, setting you apart from the competition and preparing you to succeed in any environment.

Companies and communities need organizational leaders who are able to navigate complex, global business environments while coordinating dispersed, multidisciplinary teams. Corporate, nonprofit, and governmental organizations are looking for talented leaders who can manage change while balancing the needs of all stakeholders, including customers, employees, and society at large.

Careers in Organizational Leadership

A master's in organizational leadership from Saint Mary's University can open doors to thriving leadership careers. You'll find opportunities in many industries, with a bright career outlook and promising income potential.

 

Masters in Organizational Leadership Jobs

TITLE

MEDIAN PAY  

GROWTH 2018–2028

Top Executive

$104,9803

6%3

Training and Development Manager

$111,3404

8%4

Social and Community Service Manager

$65,3205

13%5

Human Resources Manager

$113,3006

7%6

Administrative Services Manager

$96,1807

7%7

Medical and Health Services Manager

$99,7308

18%8

 

Program Outcomes

Your master's in organizational leadership will give you the ability to:

  • Interpret the contexts and environments in which organizations operate
  • Apply analytical principles and skills to make complex strategic decisions
  • Develop individual awareness, style, and communication skills that influence outcomes
  • Collaborate with complex work teams using effective communication techniques
  • Develop creative, adaptive strategies that promote positive change and innovation
  • Evaluate the ethical and legal implications of one's actions
  • Conduct research and communicate results successfully
  • Create a diverse and inclusive organizational culture
  • Activate self-directed strategies for continued personal and professional learning

Whether you are a middle manager seeking leadership opportunities, a career changer seeking a whole new path, or a visionary eager to implement social change in the world with your own entrepreneurial venture, the online Master's in Organizational Leadership from Saint Mary’s is a smart launching point. Request a free brochure or call 877-308-9954 to speak to an enrollment counselor today.

Sources:

1LinkedIn (2018). 2018 Workplace Learning Report. Retrieved from https://learning.linkedin.com/content/dam/me/learning/en-us/pdfs/linkedin-learning-workplace-learning-report-2018.pdf.
2Lewis, Gregory (2019, January 3). The Most In-Demand Hard and Soft Skills of 2018 2019. Retrieved from https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/blog/trends-and-research/2018/the-most-in-demand-hard-and-soft-skills-of-2018.
3Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Top Executives. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/top-executives.htm
4Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Training and Development Managers. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/training-and-development-managers.htm.
5Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Social and Community Service Managers. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/social-and-community-service-managers.htm.
6Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Human Resources Managers. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/human-resources-managers.htm.
7Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Administrative Services Managers. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/administrative-services-managers.htm.
8Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm.