Vice president

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How to become a Vice President

A vice president typically has a bachelor's or master's degree either in business administration or an industry-specific field. Most industries require Vice Presidents have between five and 10 years of relevant work experience, including in managerial or supervisory roles. Industry-specific certifications showing knowledge and demonstrating competency can help candidates stand out as they pursue a career as a Vice President.

What skills help Vice Presidents find jobs?

  • Process Management
  • Leadership Experience
  • Management Experience
  • Performance Management
  • Change Management
  • Senior Leadership
  • Financial Services
  • Negotiation
  • Managed Care
  • Analysis Skills
  • Analytics
  • Growing Experience

Career progression for Vice President

Education levels for Vice Presidents

0%2%5%32%61%Associate's DegreeHigh School Diploma or GEDDoctoral DegreeMaster's DegreeBachelor's Degree

Based on the requirements of Vice President job openings on Indeed in the United States within the last three years.

Expected salary by experience

0-44-88-1212-1616-2020-24Years of experience52k74k96k120k140kAnnual salary in USD

Based on resume data from Indeed users who reported working as a Vice President in the United States within the last three years.

Common qualifications for Vice Presidents

  • FSA
  • Chartered Financial Analyst
  • FINRA License
  • CPA
  • Series 79
  • Series 63
  • ASA
  • Certified Financial Services Auditor
  • Six Sigma Certification
  • PMP
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Series 7
Frequently asked questions
Common questions about career advices for a Vice President

What skills does a vice president need?

The position of vice president involved a great deal of speaking, writing and other communication methods, so having excellent communication skills is a must. Innovation is essential as vice presidents need creativity and insight to establish successful campaign strategies. Speaking in front of staff and other large groups is often a main part of the job, so individuals will need to have public speaking skills as well.

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