As the world and its peoples continue to grow, so too do the projects being commissioned to keep up with the pace. Lucky for you, if you
possess strong communication, organization, problem solving, and leadership skills, a degree in Project Management could lead to
a very lucrative, stable career.
Types of Degrees
Project Management students typically pursue at least a bachelor's degree (4 years), as a bachelor's degree
is oftentimes the minimum educational requirement for entry into this industry. Oftentimes, employers in distinct fields will looks for
bachelor's degree tied to their fields. For example, a project management position in the geological/mining industry may require a bachelor's
degree in geology or mining technology. A master's degree is also an option in this industry and will give you a leg up on the
competition in this competitive and rapidly growing field.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background in math and communication coursework
helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements,
making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.
Career Opportunities After Earning A Project Management Degree
The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Project Management include:
- Project Management Specialist/Business Operations Specialist
- Construction Manager
- Architectural and Engineering Manager
Post Graduate Salary Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean salary for Project Management Specialists and Business
Operations Specialists was $80,220 in 2019 while Construction Managers earned a median salary of $95,260 in 2019.1
Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical
location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.
- Bureau of Labor
Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics,
Project Management Specialists and Business Operations Specialists,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes131198.htm (visited June