Project Management is an important cog in an organization’s overall strategy and can have a direct impact on their earnings. That alone has always spurred a need for quality Project Managers, but with projected growth in key industries, the demand is expected to increase over the next several years.

Growth vs. Talent

According to a recent Anderson Economic Group study (via PMI), “the project management profession will outperform total U.S. job growth over the next decade.” As such, the opportunities for Project Managers will be abundant, and those with a PMP can expect a 20-25% higher salary than those without (2018 PMI Salary Survey).

Top Industries

One benefit of the Project Management profession is that it’s not industry specific, which creates more avenues of opportunity. The industries that are projected to see the most growth are as follows:

  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • IS/IT
  • Finance
  • Professional Services

These industries combined will create millions of new jobs across the country and even more worldwide.

Top 5 Certification

As previously mentioned, the PMP is widely recognized by employers in several industries and ranks highly amongst all business-related certifications. Because of this, it is one of the top five sought after certifications by employers, according to a research study late last year. They classify it as a ‘Career Escalator’ due to the number of opportunities and salary potential.

Getting Started

SMU CAPE’s Certificate in Project Management course is 40 hours packed with all the information and knowledge you’ll need to excel in Project Management. The course work is derived from A Guide to the PMI® Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK™ Fifth Edition) which is essential passing the PMP Certification exam.

Contact us at or 214-768-1184 to learn more about the course and for registration information.