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How to become a Director

  1. Understand what it means to be a director of a company: You should understand that your role will instantly turn you into a public figure different from what it was when you were an employee. Some of your personal information may not be private anymore.
  2. Learn about governance : You must start learning about governance. You can find lots of courses on this. Learn from those who have been on the boards of companies for many years.
  3. Develop and promote your brand: You can do this by ensuring you use your unique skills and experience to solve problems even outside your personal area of specialty as an employee.
  4. Understand how your company works: You should understand important information about how your company operates.
How to become: Director of Operations · Program Director · Development Director · Associate Director · Director of Strategy
These qualifications are required: BLS Certification · PALS Certification · CPA
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What skills help Directors find jobs?

  • Administrative experience
  • Agile
  • Analysis skills
  • Budgeting
  • Business development
  • Communication skills
  • Computer skills
  • Contracts
  • Customer service
  • Data collection
  • English
  • Leadership
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Career progression for Director

Education levels for Directors

Based on the requirements of Director job openings on Indeed in the United States within the last three years.
required level of educationpercent of job openings
Bachelor's degree46.7%
Master's degree21.7%
High school diploma or GED15.7%
Associate's degree12.8%
Doctoral degree3.1%
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Expected salary by experience

Based on resume data from Indeed users who reported working as a Director in the United States within the last three years.
Years of experienceAnnual salary in USD
0 - 4$51,300
4 - 8$50,100
8 - 12$67,900
12 - 16$86,300
16 - 20$96,300
20 - 24$104,500
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Common qualifications for Directors

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