Project Management Specialists


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+5.9% (as fast as the average)


What Project Management Specialists Do

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.

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Chief Security Officer ,


I work to build technologies that keep malware off of your network, computer, or phone. At Fastly, I oversee our expanding security offerings through its global edge infrastructure platform. I spend a lot of time working with different teams to build security applications that will keep our users data safe.

Director ,

Microsoft Cyber Defense Operations Center

I am in charge of process engineering incident management across divisions. I also deal with vendor management, relationship management, executive communications, and other responsibilities. Previously led Software Security Response Process and compliance efforts to mitigate security risks on Microsoft Corporate Network.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Assign duties or responsibilities to project personnel.
  • Communicate with key stakeholders to determine project requirements and objectives.
  • Confer with project personnel to identify and resolve problems.
  • Create project status presentations for delivery to customers or project personnel.
  • Develop or update project plans including information such as objectives, technologies, schedules, funding, and staffing.

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