IT Project Manager

About the job:

What you do

As an IT Project Manager, you supervise IT projects by ensuring that deadlines are met within budget constraints. You often work using IT project management software. 

Typically, a company looks for candidates who have served as team leads in IT database, security or network technology. 

The tough stuff

As an IT Project Manager, you may have to:

  • Take the blame when a project fails
  • Work some long hours
The cool stuff

As an IT Project Manager, you may get to:

  • Connect with higher management
  • Be well paid
  • Practice your Leadership skills
Typical work hours
  • 40+ hours a week
  • Extra hours may be required

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Math
  • Physics
Best high school track(s)
  • General Sciences
Personal qualities
  • Planning & Organization
  • Leadership Skills
  • Reasoning & Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Project Management or a related field
  • Master's Degree is a plus
  • Project Management Certification is a bonus

After 3-5 years of experience working in an area related to IT project management, you may be able to advance in your career. 

With enough management experience, IT project managers can advance and become chief technology officers or even chief executives.


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