Why Project Management Certification?
Skilled, certified project managers are in high demand by organizations in nearly every industry. You can improve your employability and advance your career with PMP® or CAPM® certification.
For companies of all sizes, effective project managers carry out large-scale projects on time, on budget and with minimal disruption to the rest of the business. Because such projects often involve large-scale planning that affects every department or aspect of a business, project execution may require managing people across functions and business areas, as well as budget, time and resource constraints.
Whether simple or complex, projects always involve constraints on resources, funds and time. Staffing managers increasingly rely on certified project managers to efficiently handle these constraints and achieve project success. Certified project managers provide the advanced skills, techniques and troubleshooting capability that enable organizations to consistently complete projects on time, on budget and within the specified quality requirements.
The following table depicts project management-related positions and associated salaries. The case for PMP and CAPM certification is clear.
According to Project Management Institute’s (PMI) CEO and President, Mark Langley, “We are seeing a huge demand for project and program managers and survey data demonstrates that.” CIO Magazine, 2014, p. 2.
“Employers pay even higher salaries to project managers who hold the PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP) certification: Those who’ve held a PMP for five to less than 10 years earn a median base salary of $113,000, while those who’ve maintained a PMP for 10 to less than 20 years earn a median base salary of $120,000, according to the survey. Langley notes that PMP certified project managers earned 10 percent more than non-certified project managers last year. This year, they earned 16 percent more.” CIO Magazine, 2014, p. 9.
“More and more CIOs believe in the importance of project management certifications, according to research from The Standish Group. The publisher of the CHAOS reports which track IT project success and failure rates says that two-thirds of CIOs it surveyed regard a PMI certification as valuable. The number of CIOs who require their project managers to be certified grew from 21 percent in 2005 to 31 percent by 2009.” CIO Magazine, 2014, p. 3.
If you’re ready to take advantage of this growing career opportunity, MSC is ready to guide and assist. Enroll in MSC PMP or CAPM training now, or contact us with any questions you may have.