121,700 professionals predicted to be employed in Australia by 2022
What does the project management industry look like?
Many companies, both large and small, require project managers to initiate, plan, manage and execute many different types of projects.
Employers look for project managers that are:
- adept at developing, reviewing and negotiating variations to contracts, programs and projects
- good at responding to questions, dealing with diverse stakeholders, and resolving problems.
They also need to keep projects on scope, from timing to budgeting, then wrapping a project up, and often reporting on it, then improving processes. Project managers might then collect and analyse data and information that is associated with the projects undertaken.
What skills do you need to work in project management?
Working as a project manager would be an excellent role for someone who is:
- business minded
- likes a challenge
- adept at dealing with many issues at one time, resolving complex issues from a rational point of view.
Project managers might work in any type of industry, yet common roles can be found in:
- information technology.
Useful skills in project management include:
- strong leadership skills
- “big-picture” thinking and vision
- conflict resolution skills
- a solid attention to detail.
Find out more about project management careers by checking the statistics and summary below.