A lot of people can achieve their professional goals with project management certifications. More than 740,000 people have a Project Management Professional (PMP), certificate. Despite the growing popularity of PMP and the projected growth of the industry, some still consider certificates unnecessary. To a certain degree, their doubts are valid. It is understandable that they are hesitant to get certified in project management if it is already their job. This blog will explain why PMP certification is ideal for people who have high career goals.
Project management skills are in high demand.
The project management industry is experiencing an unprecedented growth rate that shows no signs of slowing down. According to the 2013 Project Management Institute report, Project Management Between 2010 and 2020, 15.7 million new roles in project management are predicted by 2020. Brazil, China and India are the countries with the greatest need for project managers. The report states that the demand is not met by the availability of project management skills. With more vacancies than qualified candidates, a PMP certification could make all the difference.
Higher salaries can be achieved by becoming PMP certified
Higher salaries are due to many factors, including the fact that PMP certificate holders earn higher salaries. It shows that the candidates have the necessary practical skills to manage and plan for high-level positions. It also shows that they have soft skills like communication and the ability delegate. PMP holders show a passion for the profession and a desire to rise in the ranks. According to PMI’s Earnings Power: Project Management Salary Survey Ninth Edition (2015), project managers in America find that being PMP certified increases their salary by up to 22%. Salary increases in South Africa can reach 47%, while India can reach 42%. You will be compensated for your contribution to the organization by becoming PMP certified.
The PMP certification opens up many networking opportunities
You will be part of a worldwide community of like-minded people by obtaining a PMP certification. These certified professionals, numbering in the thousands, share your desire for best practice. This means that they are likely to help you achieve your goals and share their knowledge. People at different levels of seniority will see in you someone who shares their values. PMI organizes a variety of valuable networking events. The Houston PMO Symposium will be held from 5th-8th November 2017. There are many other high-profile events that fall outside the scope of PMI. In our previous blog post, you can read more about the Dubai International Project Management Forum.
These 3 reasons are enough to convince you that PMP certification is a great time. Our globally accredited certification is for project managers who have high-demand work loads. With the help of the ILX Player App, you can become PMP-certified in as little as 35-40 hours. Even if you don’t have the required work experience, you may be an aspiring manager. We also offer Certified Associate in Project Management training. You can contact us to ask questions about our project management training.