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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.
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.