Monday, November 1, 2021, 8:30 AM
Jonathan Treu recently discussed the benefits of pursuing a project management degree.
LOS ANGELES, CA / NOV. 1, 2021 / Project management can be an ideal career choice. Jonathan Treu is an experienced project manager, and he recently discussed the benefits of pursuing a degree and later a career in project management.
“A project manager holds many roles,” Jonathan Treu explained. “We organize, plan, control, and lead major projects and tasks. Every project is different, and that’s what makes this such an interesting profession.”
Jonathan Treu explained that a project manager is in charge of ensuring all tasks are completed as expected and on budget. They must set business goals and use critical thinking and project solving skills to achieve them.
A project management degree opens a person up to many lines of work. Project managers are needed in numerous industries, including consulting, healthcare, energy, marketing, construction, software development, and more. This encourages you to choose a career in an industry that interests you.
“It’s essential for me to have a job that’s interesting,” Jonathan Treu said. “I want every day at work to be different from the last. Many days as a project manager, that means solving problems that arise on job sites. It’s rarely easy, but the challenge is what makes this such an interesting and fulfilling profession.”
Treu explained that a major benefit of pursuing a project management degree is that the demand for project managers is high. That means there can be more job openings and higher pay. This healthy competition among project managers has led entry-level positions to a salary of $59,680. Project managers also have numerous opportunities for advancement in position and salary.
“Project management has long been considered a form of CEO training,” Treu added. “The two roles face similar challenges, such as dealing with financial restraints, handling pressure from clients, and working with investors. Pursuing a degree in project management can help you prepare for later roles in the workplace, such as the position of CEO.”
Finally, Treu explained his favorite part of his career as a project manager is that his position has a direct impact on his coworkers and the success of the company as a whole.
“It can be difficult to see your impact on the company when you’re sitting behind a desk entering data all day,” Treu said. “But as a project manager, you clearly see how the decisions you make affect the company and everyone working there. You have a chance to make a real positive impact, and that makes this job so much more fulfilling.”