Project Manager

2017 Career Insights


Project Management continues to be a highly-valued skillset within the IT landscape. Reports estimate that the U.S. will have 700,000 new Project Management jobs by 2020 and 1.5 million by 2025. Numerous surveys have indicated that the most important traits of a successful Project Manager include leadership abilities, strategic and business management mindsets and top-notch communication skills.



CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)

  • Entry-Level
  • CAPM is an entry-level certification for project practitioners
  • Training courses:


PMP (Project Management Professional)

  • Mid-Level
  • More than 650,000 PMP Certified Project Managers currently in the workforce
  • PMP-certified Project Managers can make 10-15% more money than those who are not certified
  • Average salary of certified PMPs in U.S. is over $109,000
  • Studies indicate that 80% of high-performing projects use PMP credentialed Project Managers
  • Training courses:


PMI-ACP (Project Management Institute – Agile Certified Practitioner)

  • Mid- to Senior-Level
  • Spans different Agile approaches including Scrum, Kanban, Lean, XP, TDD
  • Training courses:


CSM (Certified ScrumMaster)



Check out this helpful list of the Best Project Management Certifications for 2017