Project manager is the job title for business professionals who are responsible for planning, executing and overseeing projects for organizations to ensure they are successful. While the project manager job description may differ by industry, organization and department, these business professionals are typically expected to:
- Coordinate with team members to develop and manage a project plan, including budget and timelines for deliverables
- Lead technical staff, ensuring tasks are carried out efficiently and aligned with project objectives
- Serve as a primary liaison for clients and vendors, coordinating communication and managing stakeholders’ expectations
As a project manager, you can explore different work environments with employment opportunities existing across industries in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Around 881,300 project management specialists were employed nationally, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Companies in professional, scientific and technical services were the largest employers of professionals with this job title in 2022, BLS reports.