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Management: Career and Education Opportunities in Alabama

Management: Office Managers are the first line administrators that supervise the operations of offices across the country. They direct the activities of offices and administrative personnel.

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Alabama has a population of 4,708,708, which has grown by 5.88% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Heart of Dixie," its capital is Montgomery, though its most populous city is Birmingham. In 2008, there were a total of 2,640,717 jobs in Alabama. The average annual income was $33,655 in 2008, up from $32,803 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Alabama was 10.1% in 2009, which has grown by 4.9% since the previous year. Approximately 19.0% of Alabama residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Alabama include manufacturing magnetic media, asphalt shingle materials manufacturing, and perishable prepared food manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Alan's Discount Music, the The Hip Hop Museum of Art, and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.


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Office Manager

Office Managers supervise and coordinate the activities of clerical and administrative support workers. Office Managers need to pay attention to ongoing situations and monitor them as they develop. They also need to listen well to others and take in their information and issues.