Exploring Careers in Project Management

By CSU Global - July 23rd, 2018

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Businesses worldwide seek problem solvers who can effectively and efficiently carry out projects to meet goals. With a degree in the challenging, yet rewarding, field of project management, you can use your natural leadership and planning skills to help businesses reach their organizational goals.

Bachelor’s and master’s degrees in project management will equip you with the skills to problem-solve and lead projects for businesses of all sizes. These degrees are versatile and allow graduates to pursue careers across an array of fields.

Project Management careers require professionals to…

  • Solve problems.
  • Think strategically and critically.
  • Analyze operations.
  • Recommend system upgrades.
  • Lead with data.
  • Develop complex project management plans.
  • Manage budgets.
  • Make staffing decisions.

If you have an analytical mind and are good at budgeting, think about a project management career in…

  • Finance.
  • Engineering and architecture.
  • Construction.

Professionals in these careers use critical-thinking and budgeting skills to help companies meet customers’ needs and efficiently complete projects.

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If you prefer to spend your time collecting and interpreting data, consider a career in…

  • Government.
  • Education.
  • The energy sector.

Project managers in these fields use their data collection and interpretation skills to guide business decisions, negotiate with other entities, and help develop public communication strategies.

If you are an effective communicator, think about a career in…

  • Education.
  • Healthcare.
  • Law.

In these industries, project managers coordinate teams of all sizes to reach organizational goals. Effective communication, conflict resolution, and planning are critical to success as a project manager in these industries.

A bachelor’s or master’s degree in project management can prepare you for an exciting career in any number of industries. Adding certifications to a degree in this field will also open the door to consistent career growth opportunities. Put your natural organizational skills to work and make an impact on businesses of all shapes and sizes!


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