Project managers make the company’s goal their own – they prioritize and create a team of people who can accomplish what they need to for that project. This includes planning, budgeting, and managing time and schedules. Project managers have the responsibility of the planning, procurement, and execution of a project, in any undertaking that has a defined scope, defined start and a defined finish; regardless of industry.
Did you know that 90 percent of a project manager’s time is spent communicating? As they have the overall responsibility for the successful initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure of a project they must, therefore, work with many different departments. In order to bring a project together smoothly as possible, they have a wide scope for organizing, communicating and leading their team with their interpersonal skills and great time management.
A Project Manager is needed in all types of companies, so you can be specific and work in the field that most interests you, whether that’s in the healthcare industry, engineering, design or IT. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that management occupations should grow by a rate of approximately 6 percent by 2024.