The Five Fastest-Growing Industries for Project Managers

Calling all project managers!

Get that resume updated because your services are in demand. High demand.

The industry is expected to add a whopping 22 million new jobs (an increase of 33 percent) through 2027, according to the Project Management Institute’s study Project Management Job Growth and Talent Gap 2017–2027.

“Demand over the next 10 years for project managers is growing faster than demand for workers in other occupations,” according to the most recent study published by the Project Management Institute, which boasts over 500,000 members worldwide and over 300 local chapters.

Within nine years, employers must fill a total of 88 million project management jobs across the globe, the study states.

What are the most promising career sectors for project management professions? Here are the top five according to the Project Management Institute:

  1. Manufacturing and Construction (with an increase of 9.7 million jobs expected)
  2. Information Services and Publishing (with an increase of 5.5 million jobs expected)
  3. Finance and Insurance (with an increase of 4.6 million jobs expected)
  4. Management and Professional Services (with an increase of 1.7 million jobs expected)
  5. Utilities (with an increase of 279,000 jobs expected.)

With the demand for project managers growing, SMU can help you and your company prepare with the right education.

How Can SMU Help You Achieve Your Professional Project Management Goals? We Have a Course for That.

The SMU Certificate in Project Management is a non-credit certificate program that is completed in five days. With 40 hours of project management education, the SMU program is consistent with A Guide to the PMI® Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK™ Sixth Edition.)  SMU awards Professional Development Units (PDUs) for this course. These hours can also count as education credit when you apply for the PMP examination.

Who Should Attend Our Certificate Program? This intensive, in-person program is for new project managers, team members, anyone with experience in project management, and business professionals.

What Will You Gain from SMU’s program? A successful project includes more than just delivering the end result to the client. It involves communication between all of the team members as well as planning, human resources leadership and the ability to identify new risks. The SMU Certificate in Project Management is designed to meet the educational requirements to allow you to sit for the PMP exam. Taught by industry professionals, our course provides a review of project management tools and techniques. You will learn the six elements of an effective project plan and how to manage and control project execution, communications, and reporting.

What Do Our Instructors Bring to the Course? Our instructors are not only educators, but they are also industry professionals. Our upcoming course instructors include:

Scott Randall, BSCE, MBA, Managing Director North America, GBMC LLC. Mr. Randall runs the North American operations for GBMC. Prior to joining GBMC, he was the founder and managing director of PlusAlpha Risk Management Solutions LLC, a company dedicated to helping energy companies achieve a competitive advantage through risk management. He has over 25 years of experience across the fields of project management, financial and operational risk management, due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, international marketing, strategic planning, and capital project development.

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