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For most, the route to starting a Project Management role begins with education and relevant experience. A degree is not always required and a lot of emphasis is given to relevant experience and certifications. Here are some of the different elements that can lead you to the role:
- Proven experience in Project Management e.g., internships, small projects etc. Many start off in a Project Coordinator position while obtaining certifications.
- Certification from a Project Management body e.g. PMI or PMP
- Bachelor's Degree in Business, Administration, Management or a related field
- Master's Degree in Business Management, Project Management or a related field
At Mackin Talent, we have several levels of Project Manager positions available that speak to the education, experience and overall knowledge a candidate brings to the table. We also have a career path in place that helps employees entering at the Project Coordinator level work their way up into a Project Manager role through training and experience.
Salary and compensation
Below is a range of salaries for Project Managers based on the US National Average. There can be a vast difference in pay range based on both location (California and New York being some of the highest) as well as company size (larger companies such as Visa, Facebook and Cisco pay more than smaller, more regional companies). Do your homework on sites such as Glassdoor, ZipRecruiter, Zippia, and know your worth based on qualifications and experience.