Project Management, A career worth pursuing.
No matter the industry, time or year, or current state of the world, project managers are always in high demand. Companies will always need professionals to plan and carry out their future. For this reason, it is a career worth pursuing.
Many essential industries need project managers to adjust to new and moving regulations quickly, giving the profession job security during times like these, dealing with COVID19.
While the title may seem straightforward, it takes a lot to manage a project. This includes planning, managing resources, communicating to executors, leading, setting starting strategies, evaluating and analyzing data, and collaborating with fellow professionals.
Here is a quick breakdown of additional responsibilities as seen in “8 Reasons Project Management is a Top Career Choice” by Esha Verma on simplilearn.com :
- Decides which skill sets are required for the project
- Sets the budget for the work
- Leads meetings to track the project’s progress
- Sets the schedule and time frame for the project and all subprojects
- Decides how the work will be completed
- Reports on progress to stakeholders
- Manages the culture of the team and organization
As a multifaceted career, it is important to seek out trainings and stay up to date with professional development. Each industry has its own expectations, making this career easy to specialize in. Still, many of the skill sets gained any project management experience are transferable between industries making the career flexible and durable. Project managers require a variety of skill sets to successfully execute varying responsibilities. This includes above average math skills, organizational skills, exemplary communication skills and effective problem solving skills.
Here are 8 reasons, according to Verma on simplilearn.com, that make project management a great career to pursue:
The demand for project managers is high. The Project Management Institute (PMI®) expects 22 million new project management job openings through 2027.
Project managers are needed in a wide variety of industries. Although quite common in the IT field, project-oriented work is also common in the business service, oil and gas, finance and insurance, manufacturing, construction and utility industries—all over the world.
Salaries for project managers are competitive. According to Glassdoor, the national average entry-level project manager salary is $59,680.
Studying helps prospective project managers gain the various skills needed to accomplish the multitude of tasks required to get a job done.
There are plenty of opportunities for advancement. Highly experienced, specialized, certified project managers can expect to see double the entry-level salary—or more.
Project managers can really make a difference. They directly impact not only morale but the company’s bottom line. In addition to the enviable salary, that’s a fairly nice reward.
Some consider project management to be CEO training. Both roles have similar challenges and requirements: working with and for investors, project teams and clients—as well as deal with many of the same pressures and financial restraints.
Project managers are always learning. They must regularly refresh their knowledge of processes and structures, new markets, technology, products and services, and customers.
Here at Moore’s Staffing, we have seen the success of project managers and the incredible assets they have produced. As the state of the world changes our future, we highly recommend this avenue as a career because it is essential for all businesses to push forward.
If you’re a project manager looking for an opportunity or a business looking to add one to your team, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.