Salary in 2015: $113,663
Year-Over-Year Change: 6.8 percent
Project managers are much in demand at the moment, with growth predicted at 15 percent through 2022 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Those interested in project management as a profession should tailor their résumés to reflect their aptitude for decision-making, in addition to listing their most successful projects (including any positive bottom-line impact).
Effective project managers are experts at methodology, including risk identification and mediation planning. Job interviewers will ask about your ability to push your team through challenging situations, and probe your communication and planning skills. A manager must also anticipate problems and act proactively; stories that demonstrate those skills at work will prove vital in a job interview.
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