This is a person in charge of a specific project or projects within a company. As the project manager, your job is to plan, budget, oversee and document all aspects of the specific project you are working on. Project managers may work closely with upper management to make sure that the scope and direction of each project are on schedule, as well as other departments for support. Project managers might work by themselves, or be in charge of a team to get the job done.
What are the skills and requirements?
- Leadership Skills: You will have to keep your staff motivated, resolve conflicts and make hard decisions for your them.
- Time Management: You will be working with staff, customers and management, often spinning multiple plates at once.
- Math and Budgeting: Project managers are expected to keep and maintain a budget in almost every field. You will need to be confident in using math skills to make sure you know where your company's money is going.
- Analytical Skills: You will also need analytical skills to be able to solve problems that may come up during a typical workday. You will be analyzing data and making decisions that affect the project on a regular basis.