Transitioning 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.

Taking the First Step

A 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 Association 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.