Why choose project management?

A career as a project manager can be exciting, varied, fulfilling, and productive. The fact there is a clear start and end date means you will feel a sense of achievement on completion, with clear milestones along the way. Many project managers talk about the feeling of pride they experience in delivering something that makes the world a better place.

While salary is an important aspect to consider, and certainly, project managers tell us that theirs is a very healthy one (£55,000 being the average salary of and experienced project manager according to APM member survey respondents), people also report a high level of job satisfaction: 80 per cent. Find out more in our Salary and Market Trends Survey below.

Take the opportunity to lead

Project management career advice from Adeline Daly

Be curious and ready to learn

Project management career advice from Rob Leslie-Carter

Always improve your knowledge

Project management career advice from Ana Bertacchini

The career of project manager

Jess Anisson, director of change and improvement, Open University

Receiving an OBE in her twenties and working on the 2012 London Olympics are just some of the career highlights for Jess Annison, 33 year old project manager and director of change and improvement at the Open University.

Annison began her career with the Civil Service’s Fast Stream programme, one of the best graduate schemes in the country. 

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What does a project manager do?

The project manager is responsible for day-to-day management of the project and must be competent in managing all aspects of a project.

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How to become a project manager?

There are many routes to becoming a project manager, from gaining a qualification, to working your way up on the job.

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