Project Management

A degree in project management can help you find a career in a number of industries, and for good reason. Project management is highly sought after skill that effectively equips people to handle complex tasks and provide guidance and leadership. Military servicemembers are often required to manage teams and unique projects and responsibilities, making a degree in project management both a relevant and rewarding experience for students. Many schools like Kaplan University, Ashford University, and Liberty University offer a project management specialization, in addition to the subject major. This way, you can earn a bachelor’s or a master’s in business, with a specialization or area of concentration in project management.

My Degree and What It’s Good For

Many industries need project management professionals to handle complex tasks as well as to manage teams. Your experience in the military will compliment your studies, as you’ll learn about organize, plan, and motivate others to achieve specific goals. Below is a list of possible management positions that need strong project managers to do the job well:

  • Administrative Services Managers
  • Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers
  • Architectural and Engineering Managers
  • Compensation and Benefits Managers
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Construction Managers
  • Financial Managers
  • Food Service Managers
  • Industrial Production Managers
  • Medical and Health Services Managers
  • Training and Development Managers

My Earning Potential

Your earning potential will depend on your employer, where you live, and your level of experience and education. But for sake of reference, a construction manager earned a mean annual wage of $90,960 in May 2012 while a financial manager earned $123,260, according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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