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Seven Reasons Being a Project Manager is Great

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Claudio Gutierrez

President & Founder — Valens Project Consulting


Project management is a rewarding and fulfilling career path that offers a variety of challenges and opportunities for growth. I jotted down many reasons why I love being a Project Manager but I’ve distilled it into an easy to digest list.


Here are seven reasons why it’s great to be a project manager:


  1. Make a real impact: Project managers play a pivotal role in bringing projects to life, from conception to completion. They oversee every aspect of the project, ensuring that it stays on track, within budget, and meets the desired objectives. When a project is successful, project managers can take pride in knowing that they played a key role in making it happen.
  2. Develop a diverse skill set: Project management requires a wide range of skills, including planning, organizing, problem-solving, communication, and leadership. As a project manager, you will constantly be learning and developing new skills, which will make you a valuable asset to any organization.
  3. Enjoy variety and challenge: No two projects are the same, which means that project managers are constantly facing new challenges and opportunities. This variety keeps the job interesting and prevents boredom.
  4. Build strong relationships: Project managers work with a variety of people, including stakeholders, team members, and clients. They need to be able to build strong relationships with these people in order to get things done.
  5. Earn a good salary: Project managers are in high demand, and they can earn a good salary. According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), the median annual salary for project managers in the United States is $116,000.
  6. Make a difference in the world: Project managers can make a real difference in the world by working on projects that have a positive impact on society. For example, project managers can work on projects that improve healthcare, education, or infrastructure.
  7. Have a rewarding career: Project management is a rewarding career that can provide you with a sense of purpose and satisfaction. When you successfully complete a project, you will know that you have made a positive impact on the world.


If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career that offers a variety of opportunities for growth, then project management may be a good fit for you.


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