Demand for Project Managers growing faster than demand for other workers

Demand over the next 10 years for project managers is growing faster than demand for workers in other occupations. Organizations, however, face risks from this talent gap. The latest PMI-commissioned talent gap analysis by Anderson Economic Group (AEG) points to outstanding opportunities in jobs and career growth for project managers within the 11 countries studied. Through 2027, the project management-oriented labor force in seven project-oriented sectors is expected to grow by 33 percent, or nearly 22 million new jobs.

By 2027, employers will need nearly 88 million individuals in project management-oriented roles. China and India will represent more than 75 percent of the total project management-oriented employment. Newly created positions are expected to occur each year in project management –oriented industries in mostly these countries: China, India, United Sates, Brazil, Japan, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirate. The career is financially rewarding as well, in United States in 2017, wages of project management – oriented workers in projectized industries were far higher on average than wages of non-projectized–oriented professionals – a premium of 82 percent. The ninth edition of PMI’s biennial report found that, among those surveyed, salaries of practitioners with the Project Management Professional (PMP) ® certification are 20 percent higher on average than those without a PMP®. With an expected increase in jobs, competitive salaries and the chance to make a difference, the future is bright for project professionals.

The Master of Science Program for Project Management at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology offers traditional and agile project management programs that respond to local and global needs using online and face-to-face instructional methods. In support of this mission, the degree program provides innovative academic and experiential learning opportunities that require students to understand, apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate projects, teams and leaders in enterprise environments.

This 36 semester hour graduate program in Project management provides each student with a focused, applied and rigorous experience in creating, implementing and assessing projects.

Learn more about Harrisburg University’s M.S. in Project Management online at http://harrisburgu.edu/mspm-program-main/