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What Can I Do With a Project Management Certification?

Pursuing a project management certification can give you the skills, knowledge, and expertise to excel in any field and boost your resume with a stamp of approval from a reputable industry organization. But once you’ve earned those sought-after credentials, you might ask yourself, “What can I do with my project management certification?”

With any certification, you indicate to your current or prospective employer that you are highly qualified not just in project management, but business development and leadership.

Project management certifications validate your skills in the following areas:

  • Planning
  • Leading a team
  • Execution
  • Time management
  • Budgeting
  • Organization and documentation

Further, these degrees signal that you:

  • Are highly organized
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Have acute attention to detail coupled with the ability to see the big picture
  • Are resourceful
  • Have experience in risk management
  • Possess the ability to think critically
  • Embody a can-do attitude and the ability to inspire and motivate a team

If you're asking yourself, “What can I do with a project management certification?” the answer is virtually anything! These skills apply to various industries and positions and are highly transferable, should you wish to move from one sector to another. A few of the careers you may want to consider include:

  • Project manager (in fields such as law, health care, corporate, government, military, nonprofit, engineering, and IT)
  • Marketing manager
  • Engineering manager
  • Chief operations officer
  • Operations manager
  • Social media manager

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