Overview: Project managers supervise the operations of specific projects and tasks within an organization. This includes managing client relations, finances, budget and the employees working on the project. You can have a career as a project manager in countless sectors, ranging from healthcare to technology to government agencies and everything in between.
National average salary: The annual salary range for project management specialists in May 2020 was $42,180 to $135, 220, according to BLS. These ranges vary by industry, location, education level, experience and other factors.
Education requirements: Most employers will expect to see a bachelor’s degree (preferably in business or business management). Some require additional certifications or even a master’s degree in project management. You will also need some hands-on experience in your chosen field before becoming a project manager in that industry.
Job outlook: The Project Management Institute (PMI) expects international demand for project managers to grow 33% through 2027.
The salary ranges are not specific to students or graduates of University of Phoenix. Actual outcomes vary based on multiple factors, including prior work experience, geographic location and other factors specific to the individual. University of Phoenix does not guarantee employment, salary level or career advancement. BLS data is geographically based. Information for a specific state/city can be researched on the BLS website.