2017 Top Executives
Median Pay: US$102,690
Entry Level: Bachelor's degree
Summary
Top executives devise strategies and policies to ensure that an organization meets its goals. They plan, direct, and coordinate operational activities of companies and organizations.
Duties

Top executives typically do the following:

  • Establish and carry out departmental or organizational goals, policies, and procedures
  • Direct and oversee an organization's financial and budgetary activities
  • Manage general activities related to making products and providing services
  • Consult with other executives, staff, and board members about general operations
  • Negotiate or approve contracts and agreements
  • Appoint department heads and managers
  • Analyze financial statements, sales reports, and other performance indicators
  • Identify places to cut costs and to improve performance, policies, and programs

The responsibilities of top executives largely depend on an organization's size. For example, an owner or manager of a small organization, such as an independent retail store, often is responsible for purchasing, hiring, training, quality control, and day-to-day supervisory duties. In large organizations, however, top executives typically focus more on formulating policies and strategic planning, while general and operations managers direct day-to-day operations.

The following are examples of types of top executives working in the private sector:

Chief executive officers (CEOs), who are also known by titles such as executive director, managing director, or president, provide overall direction for companies and organizations. CEOs manage company operations, formulate and implement policies, and ensure goals are met. They collaborate with and direct the work of other top executives and typically report to a board of directors.

Chief operating officers (COOs) oversee other executives who direct the activities of various departments, such as human resources and sales. They also carry out the organization's guidelines on a day-to-day basis.

General and operations managers oversee operations that are too diverse and general to be classified into one area of management or administration. Responsibilities may include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources. They make staff schedules, assign work, and ensure that projects are completed. In some organizations, the tasks of chief executive officers may overlap with those of general and operations managers.

The following are examples of types of top executives working in the public sector:

Mayors, along with governors, city managers, and county administrators, are chief executive officers of governments. They typically oversee budgets, programs, and the use of resources. Mayors and governors must be elected to office, whereas managers and administrators are typically appointed. 

Most educational systems, regardless of whether they are public or private school systems, also employ executive officers. The following are examples of top executives working in the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary educational school systems:

School superintendents and college or university presidents are chief executive officers of school districts and postsecondary schools. They manage issues such as student achievement, budgets and resources, general operations, and relations with government agencies and other stakeholders.

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Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Pittsburgh, PA

Advanced Surgical Sales Representative - Nebraska

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Lincoln, NE

Intern, Corporate Communications - Fall 2019

Type: Internship
The APCO Experience is about challenging convention and challenging yourself.APCO Worldwide, Inc. is looking for forward-thinking and enthusiastic interns for the fall of 2019. Interns are assigned to various practices within APCO (global marketing, health care & health policy, public affairs,...
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Washington, DC

Account Management Intern - Summer/Fall (Highlands Ranch, CO)

Type: Internship
Marketing StatementPhiladelphia Insurance Companies, a member of the Tokio Marine Group, designs, markets and underwrites commercial property/casualty and professional liability insurance products for select industries. We have been in operation since 1962 and are nationally recognized as a member...
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Intern, Crisis Management and Litigation Communication - Fall 2019

Type: Internship
APCO Worldwide, Inc. is looking for forward-thinking and enthusiastic interns for the fall of 2019. Interns are assigned to various practices within APCO (global marketing, health care & health policy, public affairs, crisis management & litigation communication, global solutions, insight/...
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Washington, DC

Intern, Office of Executive Chairman - Fall 2019

Type: Internship
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Washington, DC

Intern, Global Marketing - Fall 2019

Type: Internship
APCO Worldwide, Inc. is looking for forward-thinking and enthusiastic interns for the fall of 2019. This position will support APCO's Global Marketing team in all aspects of the corporate function, including but not limited to thought leadership, social media, internal communications and...
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Washington, DC

Intern, Public Affairs - Fall 2019

Type: Internship
APCO Worldwide, Inc. is looking for forward-thinking and enthusiastic Public Affairs interns for the fall semester of 2019. By joining our DC team, you will be joining colleagues who are open, collaborative, diverse and curious. Clients come to us to help solve tricky problems, create new ideas and...
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Washington, DC

Sales Representative - Advanced Surgical - New Orleans, LA

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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New Orleans, LA

Sales Representative - Advanced Surgical - Hartford, CT/Springfield, MA

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Hartford, CT

Sales & Marketing Intern ? Spring 2020

Type: Internship
MotionPoint is seeking Sales and Marketing interns to work 30-40 hours per week for 10 weeks during the spring of 2020 (February 3 - April 10). This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in International Business and Sales or Marketing careers with a tech company. Highlights...
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Sales & Marketing Intern ? Summer 2020

Type: Internship
MotionPoint is seeking Sales and Marketing interns to work 30-40 hours per week for 10 weeks during the summer of 2020 (May 26 - July 31). This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in International Business and Sales or Marketing careers with a tech company. Highlights include:...
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Sales Internship - Fall 2019

Type: Internship
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Overland Park, KS

Staff Nurse - Neuroscience Opportunities

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Pittsburgh, PA

Staff Nurse - General Medicine Opportunities

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Pittsburgh, PA

Intern, Business Development (Fall 2019)

Type: Internship
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Carmel, IN

Account Management Intern Summer/Fall (Tualatin, OR)

Type: Internship
Marketing StatementPhiladelphia Insurance Companies, a member of the Tokio Marine Group, designs, markets and underwrites commercial property/casualty and professional liability insurance products for select industries. We have been in operation since 1962 and are nationally recognized as a member...
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Aftersales Business Strategy Intern

Type: Internship
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Type: Internship
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San Francisco, CA

Intern

Type: Internship
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Baton Rouge, LA