Looking for a project management job or work in the project management field? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve scoured some of the best job sites and assembled a list of the top places that you can find relevant jobs in this rewarding field.
The Project Management Institute’s Talent Gap report estimates that almost 88 million project manager jobs would need to be filled by 2027. If the demand were spread equally across the 10-year time frame, that would translate to almost nine million jobs being posted worldwide each year.
If you’ve just started your career in project management, or you’re looking for a promotion within this field, it can be rewarding. But, along with the excitement of the new journey that you’re embarking on, are some not so exciting challenges like the job hunt itself.
Odds are, your current schedule doesn’t leave you much free time for job hunting. Your job search shouldn’t consume your entire evening, especially when you’re already juggling a full-time job and home-life. To make things easier, we’ve developed this list of the top 10 best project management job search websites for you to bookmark.
If you’re new to project management, it’s a good idea to start by discussing what a project manager does.
Project manager job description
Project managers play the most prominent role in project planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing projects. They are responsible for the oversight and management of project scope, project team, and resources. Their primary goal is to ensure that the projects selected are successful.
How much do project managers make?
PMI’s ninth edition salary survey shows that the annual U.S. project manager makes a median salary of $108,200. A certified Project Management Professional (PMP) makes $111,000, with a salary ranging from $95,000 as a new project manager, up to and an average of $133,000 with over 20 years of experience.
Types of project manager jobs
When looking for a job as a project manager, it’s important to know how much time you can realistically commit to a project and in what capacity. You’ll need to know if you are looking to work for a company as a full-time employee or as a consultant. You’ll also need to decide if you are looking for on-site project manager jobs or remote project manager jobs.
Remote jobs are sometimes referred to as telecommuting, virtual, remote, or work-from-home jobs. It’s important to know that remote jobs may require you to be located in the same city, or require some travel to the office, or none of these. Read job descriptions carefully before applying for remote jobs so that you know the expectations.
Moira Alexander, PMP, I.S.P., ITCP/IP3P, is a recognized project management influencer, thought leader, a regular correspondent for PMI’s Projectified podcast, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of PMWorld 360 Magazine, Founder of Lead-Her-Ship Group, and author of “LEAD or LAG: Linking Strategic Project Management & Thought Leadership”. Moira has over 25 years of experience in business (IS&T) and project management for small to large businesses in the US and Canada and has been quoted in various publications including Forbes. She writes thought leadership content for top-tier publications and business blogs and oversees or writes sponsored content and software reviews on PMWorld 360 Magazine.