A project manager is a person who is responsible for handling all the activities related to project management. He is responsible for planning, organizing, leading, securing, controlling and managing tasks as well as resources to achieve specific business goals. Besides this, he will be responsible for completing the project within the time decided. Every company requires a good project manager who can not only manage all activities very well but also hold the capability of managing the team. They also hire project managers to develop projects to minimize their cost and increase their revenue. Goals decided by the company can not be achieved by a single person so the project manager must be capable of making his team put equal efforts towards success. There are many bachelors and master degree program available for the project manager. Candidates who are interested in handling project deadlines can opt for a career as a project manager. The profile is not only one of the valued profile but also highly rewarding.
Candidates should fulfil the minimum eligibility requirements decided below
Candidates applying for a job as a project manager must have cleared bachelor or master degree in management, business or any related field. He or she must hold a professional certification along with some work ex. Candidates with a post-bachelor certificate or a master's degree in project management are also eligible for this profile. However, it is recommended that these candidates collect a Project Management Professional, Certified Associate in Project Management and other credentials from the Project Management Institute.
It is essential that the project manager must hold relevant skills and experience to manage the project and timeline comfortably. Some of the required skills for the project manager are provided below
Candidates with some work experience are always preferred for this profile. All candidates are thus advised to gain some experience from startups and then target at the top companies of the country. This will not only provide the candidate with some skills but also increase their chances for selection at top-ranked companies.
There are many job roles available for a Project Manager. Candidates may select any role that suits their interest and skills.
Companies from all the sector required good project managers. Some of the major areas where candidates may apply as a project manager are listed below
Some of the major recruiting companies hiring project managers are
Salary of the project manager will depend on the experience and qualifications of the candidate. The average salary for the beginner level and expert level project managers is provided below.
Starting Salary per annum (in INR)
Mid Level Salary per annum (in INR)
Senior Level Salary per annum (INR)
Senior Project Manager
Assistant Project Manager
Associate Project Manager
Project managers should keep them updated with modern techniques and strategies. There are many books available for project managers. Some of the recommendations are provided below