When you think of project managers, what skills come to mind?
Many people may be tempted to list attributes like good organization skills, effective time management or a host of technical project management skills, but are these the attributes employers will be looking for in the near future? Not all project managers are created equally, and not all project management skills will be valued the same way.
By 2020, it is estimated there will be 700,000 more project management jobs in the United States according to a Talent Gap report by the Project Management Institute (PMI). These jobs will primarily be within utilities, construction, information services, oil and gas, finance and insurance, manufacturing, and business services industries.