What does a project manager do?
A project manager is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the completion of projects while ensuring these projects are completed on time, on budget and within scope. A successful project manager should have the following skills:
- Be an effective communicator
- Be a great negotiator
- Be a strong leader
- Be able to get things done
Here are 3 reasons why you need a project management certification and how you can get one:
By 2027, employers will need 87.7 million individuals working in a project management oriented role (source: PMI (2017). Project Management Job Growth and Talent Gap 2017–2027). The use of project management strategies is becoming more popular and is expanding across the following industries:
- Manufacturing and Construction
- Information Services and Publishing
- Finance and Insurance
- Management and Professional Services
- Oil and Gas
1. It opens the door to more job opportunities in project management
Project Management is a booming industry. By 2020, there’s anticipated to be 6.2 million jobs for certified project managers, which is about a 12% increase from today’s market (source: www.pmi.org).
2. You’re able to increase your salary by more than 20%
According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), project managers with a Project Management Certification (PMP) earn approximately 22% more annually than project managers without a PMP certification. This percentage increases with experience.
3. You can distinguish yourself as a specialist
Project Management is an extremely diverse field. Spreading across several industries, project managers can be utilized on nearly any part of a business’s team. Given the variety of job and career opportunities in project management, there is a variety of certifications available to demonstrate your specialized project management knowledge.
How do I earn a certification?
In order to sit for one of the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) certification exams, you must meet certain minimum criteria. A key criteria requirement is to meet a minimum amount of hours of project management education. One of the best ways to receive this education is by attending a certification exam prep class in your area.
St. Petersburg College’s Workforce Institute offers online and face-to-face courses that are designed to fit your learning style. In addition, the courses satisfy the Project Management Institute’s® educational hour requirement to sit for either the CAPM® or the PMP® Certification Exam(s).
• Help students to gain a better understanding of the world of project management
• Prepare students to pass The Project Management Institute’s® PMP® or CAPM® Certification Exam(s)
• Cover all aspects of the Project Management Institute’s The PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition that needs to be mastered to pass both exams.
Who Should Attend
• New and current project managers who wish to be introduced to the methodology and effective practice of project management
• Experienced project managers looking to obtain their PMP® Certification
• Individuals seeking to begin a career in project management by earning their CAPM® Certifications
• Military veterans looking to transition into the workforce
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