Chief Executive Officer (CEO)


Every time you make the hard, correct decision you become a bit more courageous, and every time you make the easy, wrong decision you become a bit more cowardly. If you are CEO, these choices will lead to a courageous or cowardly company.

Ben Horowitz
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

In A Nutshell

I manage a company in a way that helps us achieve our corporate goals. 

I guide the company in a direction toward increased growth and profits.  

I act as a mentor to management within the company, and make sure their decisions are being made with the best interests of the company in mind.  


Potential Salary Range

$112,000 - 145,000 Annually

Which provinces would this job be in?

Alberta AB
British Columbia BC
British Columbia
Manitoba MB
New Brunswick NB
New Brunswick
Newfoundland & Labrador NL
Newfoundland & Labrador
Nova Scotia NS
Nova Scotia
Nunavut NU
Northwest Territories NWT
Northwest Territories
Ontario ON
Prince Edward Island PEI
Prince Edward Island
Quebec QC
Saskwatchewan SK
Yukon Territories YT
Yukon Territories

My workplace changes all the time. Most days, I’m at the office working through plans and challenges. Some days, I’m on the road all day, or I'm meeting with customers or investors. Every day could be different, and every day is exciting! 



Job Requirements & Duties

  • Be the voice of the company for shareholders and the public
  • Plan out short and long term goals for the company
  • Create a vision for the company and set goals to reach this vision
  • Lead managers within the company and make sure they’re also leading with a good set of values
  • Look into how other similar companies are doing and use their successes and failures to guide the company’s growth
  • Understand the risks within the company and reach out to the right people to have those risks managed properly  

Education & Training

  • Most of these positions require at least a university degree, and many ask for a post-graduate degree in business or economics. Extensive experience in the industry is also required for this position. 

Job Outlook

    While every company needs a CEO, these positions are highly desired and there may be a long road full of competition for people who are seeking these roles.

Related School Subjects

Social Studies
English Language Arts
Career Education

What words come to mind when thinking about this career?

Leadership Management Corporation Business

Important Skills

Decision Making

As the person in charge, it’s important that I take ownership and make those big calls for the company. I have to trust my instincts and believe in my decisions! 

Coaching & Mentoring

Technology can be intimidating for a lot of people. I need to be able to provide technical support and mentorship to clients in a way that they feel confident with the new products being introduced.   


I need my company to stand behind me, so I really try to set an example and be a leader that inspires, and that people want to follow.

Money Management

It’s also very important that our company makes money in order to be successful. Having a background in finance and understanding money is valuable to someone in my position.


The Best Things About This Job Are…

Pays Well
Own Boss
Opportunity to Travel
Problem Solving
Has Business Perks