Emerging Career Options for this Decade & beyond.
Determining what we will do as a life-long career choice has changed over the decades. We are more likely to be asked ‘ how do you want to change the world?” rather than “what do you want to do when you leave school?”
Few people decide in high school that they want to be a project manager, however learning the skills of project management are life skills and can help you in absolutely ANY CAREER choice! Even fewer set out to become a Procurement Manager!
So why do we provide qualifications and study courses in these areas? Because they are some of the most interesting roles in an organisation and in a time when some careers are becoming non-existent, qualified Project Managers and Procurement People are sought after, unlike perhaps photo processors…who takes the film to of a camera and gets it ‘developed’ anymore!
Project Management as a Career:
Project management is a broad career that can cover a variety of industries, and project sizes. Charged with ensuring individual projects are delivered on time and on or under budget, Project Managers look also after risks, quality, human resources and stock procurement.
- Studying helps prospective project managers gain the various skills needed to accomplish the multitude of tasks required to get a job done.
- There are plenty of opportunities for advancement. Highly experienced, specialised, certified project managers can expect to see double the entry-level salary—or more.
- Project managers can really make a difference. They directly impact not only morale but the company’s bottom line. In addition to the enviable salary, that’s a fairly nice reward
Opportunities in industries such as IT field, project-oriented work is also common in the business service, oil and gas, finance and insurance, manufacturing, construction and utility industries—all over the world.
Procurement & Contracting as a Career.
Working in the field of procurement means that you are responsible for making crucial decisions, such as negotiating multi-billion dollar contracts, optimising product costs, delivering efficient and innovative operations, and dealing with suppliers.
- Studying helps prospective procurement managers gain the various skills needed to accomplish the multitude of tasks required to get a job done.
- There are plenty of opportunities for advancement. Highly experienced, specialised, procurement officers can expect to be sought after in public departments and private enterprise.
Choose a career in buying and you could work anywhere in the world buying anything and everything from jet engines to hospital beds or legal services!