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Definition of Project Manager
Employed in many different types of business, Project Managers are tasked with guiding a defined project from inception to completion. Depending on the industry these projects might include researching and developing new products, creating software, establishing a website or the design and/or construction of a building.
The Project Manager holds full responsibility for the success or failure of a project, although they are rarely directly involved in the specific jobs required to complete it. Overseeing a team of staff and contractors, the Project Managerâ€™s focus is on planning and execution.
They must be able to create and communicate clear and attainable goals and processes, manage people and resources, monitor and report on the projectâ€™s progress, and maintain budgets and deadlines.
What are the responsibilities of a Project Manager ?
- Creating and communicating work outlines, timelines and resource plans.
- Managing and motivating project teams and contractors.
- Monitoring and controlling time management
- Developing and working to budgets.
- Assessing risks and implementing contingency plans.
- Maintaining quality control and customer satisfaction.
- Generating reports and necessary documentation.
Career Outlook for Project Manager
The average age of people working as is 45 with 82.20% of them being male. 94.80% of are employed full-time and they typically work around 43.1 hours per week.
Unemployment is below average and, with A Bachelor Degree or higher, the average Community Worker can earn around $1,634 per week Before Tax. In 2015 there were 55,500 working and the future growth of the profession is predicted to be stable, with numbers around 56,600 in 2020.