Project Management Jobs: Today & Tomorrow

Project managers are professionals who identify and clarify the client’s project goals. They also create and approve the project plan and secure the resources and budget. They are responsible for making decisions. They implement the approved plan according to a schedule, manage risks and constraints, report on its status and ensure that it is completed according to industry standards.
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Where are the jobs?
Aerospace Industries Association survey shows that this industry plans to hire more than 100,000 people by 2013. David White, a Boeing senior project manager, says that the Everett, WA Company isn’t just hiring PMs but is also developing existing PMs which they believe will benefit the service and manufacturing sectors in many US cities. Walter Mascarenhas, ATG solutions, says there is a high demand for this position in aerospace and defense. He will be working on technology that will come within the next 10 to 20 years.
Some markets are better than others in the construction industry. For example, PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada predicts that in 2021, Canada will be the fifth largest market in the world. Master Builders Australia anticipates that there will be a million more construction and building jobs in the same year.
Both in the fossil fuels and renewable energy sectors, the energy sector is experiencing steady but slow growth. A big gas discovery in Western Australia, for example, would require more project managers. The US solar energy industry expects 20,000+ jobs, which corresponds to a 24 per cent market growth.
While businesses are still investing in IT, the majority of projects come from governments across many countries. The Indian government, for example, is launching a multi-million rupee national ID initiative. The US, France, Germany and France also have very promising prospects in the healthcare sector. By 2015, the US alone will have 200,000 IT healthcare jobs. Australia’s IT healthcare industry is expected to grow by 10% in 2015. The EU has a project for digitizing patient records.
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How much are they paid?
PayScale’s latest survey shows that the average salary for a general-type project manager is $60,000 per year. The construction PM gets 68,000 USD and the IT PM receives 83,000 USD annually.
According to, project managers earn an average of $83,000 per year. Senior IT PMs receive offers of more than 100,000 USD each year. reports that the median salary for Project Manager I positions in the US is $61,783. This job may require a bachelor’s degree along with two to four years of experience in the same field. A median salary for an IT PM II with at least four to six years of experience in related fields is $86,007. A PM II with at least eight years experience in planning, developing, and implementing ERP systems can expect a median income of $116,522.
The salary that project managers with more experience and certifications can request is higher.
A salary survey by the PMI in 2011 was conducted.

Author: Alexander