Military Experience and Project Management

Military1Take Your Military Experience and Transition to a Career in Project Management

Project Managers are in demand in virtually all business sectors in our project-driven world.  More organizations are recognizing the value of having a skilled workforce to deliver successful projects and business outcomes.

 

The PMI-NEW Chapter has a Military program tailored for veterans interested in pursuing a career in Project Management. We'll provide a step by step program with all the information you need and offer you help along the way.

To get started, contact our Military Liaison Director to learn more:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Why Project Management?

Among veterans who have served in the military for 10 years...

Among veterans who have served in the military for 15 or more years...

77% have experience in quality management.

80% have experience in planning.

77% have experience in communications management.

77% have experience in execution.

74% have experience in risk management.

78% have experience in monitoring and controlling

Project Management Career Growth

PMI research identifies the project management profession as one of the fastest growing careers in the world. Between 2010 and 2020: 

› 15.7 million new project management roles will be created globally across project-intensive industries.

› The U.S. anticipates double-digit growth  (more than 12%) in demand for project  management practitioners, resulting  in almost 6.2 million jobs in 2020.

In today’s market, skilled workers like you, who can get up to speed quickly and immediately make an impact on business results, are in demand. Organizations know that hiring former military personnel with project management expertise is an essential strategy for maintaining a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

A career in project management offers you the opportunity to leverage the leadership and management skills, perfected while serving your country, into a rewarding new career path.

Now is the right time to explore project management as your next career.

Project Management Salary

PMI’s Salary Survey provides the latest data on Project Manager salaries. Check it out here: https://www.pmi.org/learning/careers/project-management-salary-survey

Taking the First Step

Military2A career in project management is more achievable than you might think. Here are steps to guide you while considering a career in project management:

  • Inventory your skills — Some military experience actually qualifies as project management experience in the Project Management Professional (PMP)® program or entry level Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® program for those with little or no project management experience.  Additionally, roles such as risk managers, schedulers, business analysts, technology managers, portfolio managers and more provide a variety of options as well as career path opportunities.
  • Translate your skills — Crosswalk your military skills into project management jargon used in the industry. Through Project Management Job Board, access career services with every step of the job-seeking process, from resume writing to career coaching

Meet People in the Field 

Network with other military service member and veteran project managers at your local PMI chapter; work with the chapter Military Liaison or Military Mentors who can help you determine if project management is the right fit for you, and mentor you through the process.

Join PMI

As the world’s leading not-for-profit professional membership association for  the project, program and portfolio management profession, Project Management Institute is uniquely positioned to support you as you take the next step towards a career in project management.  Through PMI’s local chapters you can join a group of dedicated professionals ready to mentor and support military personnel as you translate your skills, prep for certification and explore new job opportunities. PMI’s certifications are globally recognized, industry transferable, and show hiring managers your dedication and capabilities.

PMI offers eight certifications in the project management field touching on all aspects of project work.   Additionally,all of PMI’s certification exam expenses are reimbursable under the GI Bill or specific service related programs.

To learn more and join the over 750,000 PMI  credential holders worldwide, reach out to us @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Resources

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Total Members 642
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