Project Management Careers & Outcomes
According to the Project Management Institute, more than one and a half million project management jobs are created each year. The average starting salary of project managers is about $62,000, while the median project manager salary in the U.S. is about $108,200.
Project managers plan around the restricted resources of an organization to successfully complete project-based work of varying size and scope. They strategically direct the efforts of engineers, technicians, designers, fabricators, and more, in interdepartmental initiatives to complete projects on time and within a budget.
Project managers are needed in numerous industries, which include but are not limited to healthcare, information technology, automation, environmental management, financial services, manufacturing, retail, government, and non-profit organizations.
Common career options for Project Management degree graduates:
- Business Development
- Helpdesk Manager
- IT Project Manager
- IT Director
- Nonprofit Manager
- Operations Manager
- Project Analyst
- Project Consultant
- Project Coordinator
- Project Manager
- Risk Manager
- Software Manager
Where Project Management Alumni Work