Leadership consists of individuals at the highest level of management in an organization. Occupations in the Leadership family manage whole divisions of the organization and jointly make decisions that affect the direction an organization takes.
These roles typically have extensive work experience in their particular field and are excellent communicators, motivators, decision-makers, and creative thinkers.
Chief Executive OfficerEducation: Bachelors - Master or PhD Salary: $70,000 to $100,000 or more
The Chief Executive Officer/President is traditionally the highest position in an organization and senior-most member of the Leadership team. Individuals in this position are the lead decision-maker responsible for an organization’s strategy and policies.
Chief Information Security OfficerEducation: Bachelors - Master or PhD Salary: $70,000 to $100,000 or more
Chief Information Security Officers are the highest level of management responsible for the technology and processes that make sure an organization’s networks and information are secure. They lead teams that create and manage the security software and processes and are responsible during security disasters.
Chief Risk OfficerEducation: Bachelors - Master or PhD Salary: $70,000 to $100,000 or more
Chief Risk Officers are responsible for judging many types of risk to an organization, including technology threats, competition, and regulations. In this role they help organizations avoid risk and lessen it when it happens.
Chief Information OfficerEducation: Bachelors - Master or PhD Salary: $70,000 to $100,000 or more
Chief Information Officers are the highest level of management responsible for information technology and infrastructure within the organization. Besides being an expert in technology, CIOs have a good understanding of business and how technology can help improve an organization’s processes in order to increase profit.
Chief Technology OfficerEducation: Bachelors - Master or PhD Salary: $70,000 to $100,000 or more
Chief Technology Officers manage how technology in an organization can affect customers. They use technology to improve the products and services an organization offers to help further an organization’s goals.
Chief Information Security OfficerEducation: Highschool Diploma - Master or PhD Salary: $20,000 to $100,000 or more
Rather than working as employees of organization, Entrepreneurs run businesses by taking on more risk than a typical employee, and in turn, receiving more rewards when the organization does well. Because entrepreneurs often create a new business, their education backgrounds are not as defined as those in traditional leadership roles. Further, their salary largely depends on how well an organization performs.
Vice PresidentEducation: Bachelors - Master or PhD Salary: $70,000 to $100,000 or more
The Vice President of an organization usually reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer/President and helps support the individual in that position. It is common in large organizations to have multiple Vice Presidents for different divisions, sometimes reporting to different member of the Leadership team.