Cool Career: Project Manager

Posted by Sara Reiner on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 1:26 PM PDT

A Project Manager is responsible for managing projects at every stage to completion. They manage every aspect from budget and scope to deadlines and quality. The project manager often defines project goals and works to keep the project on schedule, while also addressing any obstacles to success.

A Project Manager role requires a combination of hard and soft skills to effectively lead teams and projects.

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.

According to PayScale, the  Median salary for project managers is $ 61,000 annually depending on experience, education, and industry.

Become a Project Manager

The skills for successful Project Managers may include:

Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication

Financial management

Advanced Microsoft Suite experience

Ability to multitask

Attention to detail

Problem-solving ability

If you are ready to start or advance your education to work in project management, the Organizational Leadership B.A. Degree Completion program at the School of New and Continuing Studies (NCS) can help.

To learn more about NCS B.A. completion degrees, courses, and certificates, contact us.