Career Opportunities

Project management focuses on the management of teams of people and other resources in the planning, design, execution, and implementation of various aspects of projects in practically every industry. Businesses and government are continually seeking ways to complete various projects effectively and efficiently. A number of career opportunities are available to professionals who possess relevant credentials and education in project management. Furthermore, education in project management will help professionals that are already in the field to move up the ranks into project leadership positions.

Project Management career opportunities exist in the following fields:

  • Engineering
  • Construction
  • Scheduling
  • Cost estimating
  • Architecture
  • Software development
  • Information technology (IT) infrastructure
  • E-commerce
  • Defense
  • Government
  • Consulting
  • Health care
  • Nursing
  • Environmental and natural sciences
  • Retail
  • Advertising and public relations

Similarly, a project management approach can be applied to the following professional operations:

Bringing in new technologies

  • Developing purchasing and inventory systems
  • Launching new products and services in the marketplace
  • Coordinating and implementing marketing campaigns
  • Implementing public programs and projects

Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics; Project Management Institute