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MANAGING PARTNER: Learning In The Military And Post-Military Application

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As a managing partner of a consulting firm, this consultant currently works for the Secretary of Defense staff, with the Transition to Veterans Program office. Appropriately enough, he is a retired US Army officer who has since applied his military gained skills to his consulting business.

Degree: Computer Science
Job Title: Managing Partner
Employer: Stafford Consulting

Job Summary: Management Analysts

Job Description

Management analysts, often called management consultants, propose ways to improve an organization's efficiency. They advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.

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Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$45,000 - $140,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Travel, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, People skills, Organizational skills

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