Five reasons to become PMI certified right now

Five reasons to become PMI certified right now

Wondering what a PMI qualification can do for your career?

Skilled project managers are in demand around the world, and PMI members are amongst the most sought-after in the industry. Don’t believe us?

Here are five reasons you should become PMI qualified right now:

1. You can learn at your own pace

PMI certifications are specifically aimed at project management professionals. As previous experience in the industry is generally essential, most who sign up will already be working full-time in the field.

All courses are designed to be taken at your own pace, on a part-time basis. Flexibility is built in, allowing you to fully commit to the course, but not compromise your day job.

2. You can transfer your skills

Unlike other certifications, PMI is not based on one strict set of principles or methodologies.

The expertise you gain is easily transferable, meaning you won’t be confined to a specific industry or area as a result. You can work in almost any sector, and still apply the same skills you’ve used doing something completely different.

PMI is also continually kept up-to-date, meaning you’ll never lose out because you’re not sure of any current best practices.

3. You can go global

By 2020, 15.7 million new project management roles will be created globally. (2013 PMI Project Management Talent Gap Report).

The prestige that comes with PMI certifications, connected to their forty years in the industry, means PMI holders are in worldwide demand. If you’re open to opportunities abroad, being a member can definitely take you where you want to go.

What’s more, their PMP credential was the first one specifically designed for project managers. It pretty much doesn’t get any more globally respected than that.

4. You’ll be better paid

PMI members are amongst the best-paid project management professionals anywhere in the world, in almost every industry.

In fact, 71% of project managers reported increases in their salaries over the previous 12 months *. And because a decent level of previous experience is needed to reach the highest levels of PMI, as you progress through the certifications your salary will continue to improve.

If you’re looking to reach the highest payment plateau in the project management industry, this is the way to do it.

5. You can move you career forward

PMI certifications are meticulously maintained, meaning they are always relevant. It also means they are never obsolete, which is helpful.

Finally, they actively set out to encourage career progression. Although previous levels are not needed as pre-requisites, they will add a solid foundation to your knowledge and provide you with all the fundamentals to continue your studies. You may also then choose to specialise in a specific area, furthering your credentials in something you’re really interested in.

So if you’re looking for a qualification which allows you to keep adding to your skill set, get started with PMI today.

Ready to become PMI certified? Enquire now.

*Data provided by PMI Project Management Salary Survey.