4 reasons to become a Project Manager

If you’re looking for a new job, you’ve probably seen some job vacancies asking for project management skills. But what exactly does this mean?

A Project Manager is the person in charge of directing and managing projects. Among its functions are the definition, planning and execution of a project, as well as the coordination and leadership in the different tasks and teams involved in it.

From PuraVida we analyse the 4 reasons why you should become a Project Manager or Manager:


1.High demand

The demand for qualified professionals is increasing globally and data shows that there are not enough professionals to fill the vacancies. It is estimated that by 2027,  87 million people will be needed to be employed in project management. To help meet this growing demand, 71% of global companies are creating project management offices (up 15% since 2007). The digital age drives companies to live in an almost continuous change  and this requires skilled project managers who are updated in the latest software’s and tools. In Australia, the demand for Project Managers is expected to grow by 6.1% over the next five years, with more than 12,000 positions already available in the Australian job market.


  1. Expand your job options

Project management skills can be applied in any professional field, so the industries in which you can develop are as varied as there are sectors! Some examples are: construction and infrastructure, information technology, health, finance, entertainment and services sector. In addition, job opportunities extend globally, hence the importance of doing your Project Management studies in English. Among the countries where there is a great demand for professionals of this type, in addition to Australia, are China, India, the United States, Brazil, Japan, England and Germany, among others.


3.High Salaries

The average project management professional salary is between $125,000 and $145,000 per year. Not bad, right?


  1. Immigration Benefits

The need is such that the profession is currently on ANZSCO’s list of occupations in demand for skilled migration, for project managers specializing in the construction and ICT (Information and Communications Technology) sector.

If you are looking to reinvent yourself professionally, open the doors to work almost anywhere in the world, or start your path towards a permanent visa in Australia, contact us to find out what are the best course and school options for you!

Jessica Rodriguez

Spanish journalist settled in WA. Her two greatest passions, family and nature, make her see each new day as an opportunity to work on a better world.

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