State governments are complex and require chief executives for the effective and efficient function and to promote the overall well-being of the state and its residents. Governors are elected officials of a state or territory that are responsible for overseeing a variety of policies and programs. Governors must have at least a high school diploma and related experience. Most governors have a college degree from a highly regarded college or university to demonstrate their qualifications. Governors must have a solid understanding about a variety of issues that affect their state. Employment of all top executives, including governors is expected to experience little or no change from 2008 to 2018.