PROJECT MANAGERS lead and motivate a team of workers. They meet with clients to understand their needs, then meet with their team to develop plans for meeting the needs. They analyze schedules, budgets, and the technical needs of the project and write reports for the clients about the progress of the team. They oversee all elements of a project from beginning to end.
Salary, Size & Growth
- $114,500 average per year ($55.00 per hour)
- A large occupation (288,700 workers in 2010)
- Expected to grow moderately (0.7% per year)
PROJECT MANAGERS generally need to have at least a bachelor's degree, although it need not be a business- or management-related concentration. A degree in a specific subject area is helpful for providing expertise and guidance on projects that require background knowledge. Several colleges and universities offer a master's degree in project management, and many others offer individual courses and certificates in the field. Private training companies also offer courses, seminars, and certificates.
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