Becoming A Certified Project Manager

 

Becoming A Certified Project Manager

Becoming A Certified Project Manager

Did you know that Project Managers is one of the top positions companies are looking to fill? Project Managers are in high demand in such Industries as Energy, Healthcare, Finance, and Information Technologies, to name a few.

If you are looking to move up the corporate ladder in the industry you are currently in, becoming a Project Manager may be the way to go. Project Managers can also work remotely from home.

The great thing about becoming a Project Manager is you don’t have to get a college degree. That right! All you need to do is find an online course provider, study, and get certified all from the comforts of your home. Let us discuss how you can become a Certified Project Manager.

What is a Project Manager?

According to Wikipedia, a Project Manager is a professional in the field of Project Management. Project Managers are responsible for the planning and execution of a project. Your job will be to see the implementation of the project is successful from start to finish.

What Does Being A Project Manager involve?

In laymen’s terms, let’s say you are a CEO or Business Owner that runs a Health and Wellness Center that is open Monday thru Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.

There is a competing health and wellness center that just moved into the neighborhood and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Because of your competitor expanded hours, you began to lose your health and wellness center members to your competitor.

You will now be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week in order to stay competitive. As a Project Manager, your job will be to help your CEO or Business owner to plan, implement, and execute the changes needed to stay competitive.

Do Project Managers get paid well?

Yes, Project Managers do get paid pretty well. According to Glassdoor entry-level Project Manager starting pay is around $55,917 a year. As you advance and become more experienced, you could may up to $80,000 a year.

The key is to build a resume with years of projects that you have completed successfully. You can then take your experience as a Project Manager to any industry. 

So how can I become a Certified Project Manager?

It would help if you kept in mind that most companies want you to have a minimum of one year of Project Manager experience. Once you gain a  certificate you can apply for a Junior or Associate Project Manager. 

However, some start-ups may hire you with only the certificate if you have other managerial experience. Now you can get Certified through your local Community College, Online University, and or Online Course Provider.

In Conclusion

After researching what it takes to become a project manager and getting a certificate, I had no idea it was so simple. I mean second to Computer Programing jobs, Project Manager jobs are in high demand.

The need for Project Managers will continue to increase in the next ten years. If people knew how easy to get certified as a Project Manager, more people would apply for the position.

If you have enjoyed this post and feel like Becoming a Certified Project Manager is something you would like to do, I recommend getting certified with Edx Today!

 

 

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