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Project Management Toolkit

What Project Managers Do

What Project Management Specialists Do

Project management specialists coordinate the budget, schedule, staffing, and other details of a project.

Work Environment

Project management specialists usually work in an office setting, but they occasionally travel to visit clients. Most work full time, and some work more than 40 hours per week.

How to Become a Project Management Specialist

Project management specialists typically need a bachelor’s degree that may be in a variety of fields, including business or project management. Although not always required, certification may be beneficial.


The median annual wage for project management specialists was $94,500 in May 2021.

Job Outlook

Employment of project management specialists is projected to grow 7 percent from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

About 70,400 openings for project management specialists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Similar Occupations

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More Information, Including Links to O*NET

Learn more about project management specialists by visiting additional resources, including O*NET, a source on key characteristics of workers and occupations.