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13-1082.00 - Project Management Specialists

Analyze and coordinate the schedule, timeline, procurement, staffing, and budget of a product or service on a per project basis. Lead and guide the work of technical staff. May serve as a point of contact for the client or customer.

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Tasks

  • Assign duties or responsibilities to project personnel. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Communicate with key stakeholders to determine project requirements and objectives. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Confer with project personnel to identify and resolve problems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Create project status presentations for delivery to customers or project personnel. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop or update project plans including information such as objectives, technologies, schedules, funding, and staffing. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Identify project needs such as resources, staff, or finances by reviewing project objectives and schedules. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Identify, review, or select vendors or consultants to meet project needs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Monitor costs incurred by project staff to identify budget issues. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Monitor project milestones and deliverables. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Monitor the performance of project team members to provide performance feedback. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Negotiate with project stakeholders or suppliers to obtain resources or materials. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Plan, schedule, or coordinate project activities to meet deadlines. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare and submit budget estimates, progress reports, or cost tracking reports. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Produce and distribute project documents. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Propose, review, or approve modifications to project plans. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Recruit or hire project personnel. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Report project status, such as budget, resources, technical issues, or customer satisfaction, to managers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Request and review project updates to ensure deadlines are met. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Schedule or facilitate project meetings. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Submit project deliverables to clients, ensuring adherence to quality standards. See more occupations related to this task.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Develop detailed project plans. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Manage information technology projects or system activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Participate in staffing decisions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assign duties or work schedules to employees. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Collaborate with others to resolve information technology issues. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coordinate resource procurement activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop operating strategies, plans, or procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Discuss business strategies, practices, or policies with managers. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Gather organizational performance information. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Manage construction activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Manage operations, research, or logistics projects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor flow of cash or other resources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare financial documents, reports, or budgets. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare operational reports or records. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare scientific or technical reports or presentations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Present work to clients for approval. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Report information to managers or other personnel. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Select resources needed to accomplish tasks. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Supervise information technology personnel. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Credentials

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wage data for Project Management Specialists and Business Operations Specialists, All Other.
Employment data for Project Management Specialists and Business Operations Specialists, All Other.
Industry data for Project Management Specialists and Business Operations Specialists, All Other.

Median wages (2019) $35.37 hourly, $73,570 annual
State wages
Local wages
 
Employment (2019) 1,361,800 employees
Projected growth (2019-2029) Faster than average (5% to 7%) Faster than average (5% to 7%)
Projected job openings (2019-2029) 128,000
State trends
 
Top industries (2019)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019 wage data external site and 2019-2029 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2019-2029). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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