According to the Project Management Institute (PMI) an average of 1.2 million project management jobs will need to be filled each year through 2025. Median salary for project managers is sixty-one thousand per year, which can vary with experience, education and in specific industries. Typically IT or pharmaceutical project managers earn the highest salaries.
Project Manager Job Description
Project managers are responsible for seeing specific projects through to completion. They manage every aspect of the project and are expected to meet time and cost budgets. They define interim goals and assign tasks to the team while offering direction and support. The project manager monitors the project to keep the project on schedule and team members on task, addressing any problems, change orders or other obstacles to success.
Typical Project Manager Duties May Include:
- Developing project plans
- Monitoring progress to goals
- Maintaining communication with project team and stakeholders
- Managing ongoing changes in tasks, goals, or performance
- Ensuring project meets revenue, cost, and profit targets
Requirements for Successful Project Managers May Include:
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Negotiation ability
- Advanced Excel skills
- Ability to multitask
- Attention to detail
- Problem-solving ability
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