Chief Executives


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-10% (decline)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree


What Chief Executives Do

Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.

Other Job Titles Chief Executives May Have

Chief Diversity Officer (CDO), Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chief Nursing Officer, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Executive Director, Executive Vice President (EVP), Operations Vice President (Operations VP)

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Founder ,


At ChickTech, we bring in about 100 girls that have been nominated by their teachers because they have the aptitude and interest in technology, but might be lacking the opportunities to get involved. I provide them the opportunity to feel like they belong. I also host events to impact hundreds of women and girls.

Co-founder/CEO ,


Every day is different: I wear a suit to work every day, but working at a startup means that once I get to work, I might be meeting with investors, or I might be cleaning desks and making coffee.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Direct or coordinate an organization's financial or budget activities to fund operations, maximize investments, or increase efficiency.
  • Appoint department heads or managers and assign or delegate responsibilities to them.
  • Analyze operations to evaluate performance of a company or its staff in meeting objectives or to determine areas of potential cost reduction, program improvement, or policy change.
  • Direct, plan, or implement policies, objectives, or activities of organizations or businesses to ensure continuing operations, to maximize returns on investments, or to increase productivity.
  • Prepare budgets for approval, including those for funding or implementation of programs.

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