A recent survey conducted by PMI confirms that Australia is now the number 1 country for the highest paid project practitioners, with an average salary of $134,6591!
Employment and Salary Growth
According to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR), employment is set to grow by 820,100 jobs, or by 7.1%, to November 2017 across most industries and occupations in Australia.
It’s a broad field, but DEEWR predicts the range of project management jobs to increase overall to a massive 16.4% to 2017, which means that now is a better time than ever for Project Managers.
There is no doubting the fact that project management is a growth industry both in Australia and globally. In fact our close neighbours throughout Asia and including China and India are just starting to recognise the need for qualified project managers and this demand will grow as industry becomes more competitive and regulations begin to push for more integrated governance, compliance and quite simply strong management approaches in all sectors from construction to Health. In fact the discipline of project management can be the important ‘force multiplier’ that improves performance.
How can you reap these benefits?
Organisations will be searching for professional project managers who have a strong set of technical, business and leadership skills so, if you’re planning a career in project management you must be prepared to commit to professional development.
First off, you need the basic skills of project management that you get in an accredited Certificate or Diploma qualification and then you might need to understand and utilise specific methodologies such as PRINCE2, Agile etc. and then of course, you need to practice, apply and polish your skills focusing eventually on project leadership so that you can lead people, projects and portfolios and add true value to your organisations bottom line.
Moving forward with CAL
Lifelong learning is no longer just a catch phrase, it is the new reality. The world of work is changing so quickly that new skills and knowledge are always needed. The person who recognises this and keeps their skills and knowledge not just up to date but also one step ahead is the person who is always in demand for high paid project managers salaries, challenging and satisfying work assignments.
Is this you?
Through our up-to-date ‘PM Solutions’ courses, CAL provides a broad range of training programs from beginner to advanced. We offer Nationally recognised and endorsed qualifications and global certifications from PM essentials to portfolio management.
Don’t fall behind the times – let us help you to upgrade your career. Contact us here for more information on our range of world class project management courses.