The Project Management Institute (PMI) research indicates that between 2010 and 2020:
- 15.7 million new project management roles will be created globally across project-intensive industries.
- The U.S. anticipates double-digit growth (more than 12%) in demand for project management practitioners, resulting in almost 6.2 million jobs in 2020.
Now is the right time to explore project management as your next career.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT: A FAST-GROWING PROFESSION
PMI research identifies the project management profession as one of the fastest growing careers in the world. Project managers are highly valued in virtually all sectors.
Project Managers are in Demand In our project-driven world, more organizations are recognizing the value of having a skilled workforce to deliver successful projects and business outcomes. Some of these same organizations also acknowledge hiring military veterans with project management expertise as an essential strategy for maintaining a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
A career in project management can be very rewarding. This profession enables you to hone your skills as a leader or manager. In addition, according to PMI research, the average annual private sector salary for project managers in the United States is US$105,000.
MILITARY EXPERIENCE TRANSLATES TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT SUCCESS
The project management profession is an ideal career for military veterans transitioning into the civilian workforce. Your skills are directly transferable to the project management profession. Leading cross-functional teams to ensure accomplishment of mission objectives (strategic leadership skill), managing budgets and scheduling activities (technical skills), and conflict mediation and performance appraisal (soft skills), are all key proficiencies military veterans and project managers share.
You already have experience in “operationalizing” projects. Additionally, your strong “warrior ethos”— the mission is always first, never accept defeat, never quit, and never leave a fallen comrade — is appealing and can lead to organizational success.
Veteran-Friendly Companies in San Diego hiring PMP include: Qualcomm, Verizon, Bergeletric, Northrop Grumman, GEICO, Sony, Epsilon, General Atomics, Hewlett-Packard, Kaiser Permanente, City of San Diego, L-3 Communications, Port of San Diego, Apple, Intuit, Thermo-Fischer Scientific, Viasat, Cubic Corporation, Outerwall, Carefusion, Amerit Consulting, Lockheed Martin, Cox Communications, General Dynamics, Sharp Healthcare, ESET, Sempra Energy, BAE Systems, SAIC, INDUS Technology, Center for Sustainable Energy, Ingersoll Rand, Engility Corporation.