Are you looking for a new career or want to move up the corporate ladder and take on new challenges and earn a healthy paycheck doing it? No matter if you’re in IT, construction, healthcare, green technology, or service businesses, there may be a position waiting for you in project management. A project manager’s job is to oversee the budgeting, time-frame, and workflows of a specific business initiative.
Let’s take, for example, a new product rollout for a sneaker company that will be introduced in the first quarter. It would be the job of the project manager to make sure the plan is being followed, is on time, and is on budget. A project manager tracks and orchestrates the efforts of a variety of people in possibly different departments and is the point of contact for the higher-ups or a client who has requested services.
As businesses take on more complex, larger projects that require personnel from a variety of departments, the role of the project manager is always in-demand and is always changing. According to a report by the Anderson Economic Group that was released in 2014, there will be 1.5 million project management jobs that will need to be filled each year through 2025. Many of these jobs will be high-paying. The latest Project Management Institute salary survey for project manager positions around the world indicates a global median annual salary of over $90,000.
So how does one become a project manager? There is no set degree requirement, but a successful candidate will usually have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject and will have some experience either managing others or working on the tasks and workflows pertinent to the projects the candidate may be asked to manage. However keep in mind: Although there will be openings for project managers in a wide variety of industries, the competition will still be tough.
This is why Rutgers School of Business – Camden recommends that those interested in project management take a continuing education course in project management to not only learn the basics but also the best practices necessary for the position. Anyone who is preparing for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) will also benefit from taking a course, and it will fulfill the education requirement for PMP® certification, since Rutgers is a Registered Education Provider (REP) with Project Management Institute.
Rutgers School of Business is proud to offer a Certification in Project Management (Online) for online and onsite students to provide the necessary background and credentials for candidates looking for new opportunities and to stand out among other applicants vying for the same position. The course will also prepare those who are interested in applying for PMI’s® PMP® or CAPM® certification. In addition to that, successful graduates will have a certificate from a world-class education institution that they can use to achieve their career goals. By taking a course in project management, aspiring project managers are making an investment in themselves for the present and the future.
Apply today at http://execed.rutgers.edu!