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I am looking to make a career change, but it has been incredibly daunting to determine what I am actually interested in doing for the rest of my life. I am 26 years old and looking for a position that will make me happy/fulfilled as well as provide a stable lifestyle for my future family. I have lots of interests, however they do not pay as high as I would like them to. I have started to notice the field of Project Management and feel as though I have the necessary characteristics and attributes to be successful within this field. I am reaching out on this website to get a better feel for what the industry is like. Are there things that you, as a project manager, experience on a daily basis that I should know about or prepare myself for? Do you enjoy your work? I understand that every job will have it's ups and downs. Any tips or suggestions that might ease my transition into the field? Are there specific areas or branches of Project Management that I should focus on? I look forward to any positive feedback or assistance that you can provide. Thank you in advance. *As a side note, I do have a college degree. I asked this question on this specific site because I am simply looking for insight into this particular field. If you can't be a professional and actually provide an educated and informative response to my question, please do not waste my time and find a question that would actually benefit from you have to say.

Asked By: Andrew - 12/18/2012
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Research project management jobs in your area. I think you'll find that most require a background in a specific discipline (construction, mortgage banking, or other profession) with project management certification tacked on.
Answered By: Charles - 12/18/2012
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Don't you think you would need a college degree for this? Hello?
Answered By: Go with the flow - 12/18/2012
 
Project management is about diligence more than anything else. The profession is mature enough that what to do is all laid out for you, you only have to understand it and stay on top of it. Transitions is usually a matter education and/or volunteering yourself for responsibilites that are typically associated with the... More
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Answered By: ThatSmartBoy - 12/18/2012
 
I would stay clear of any "project manager" type position. It's without a doubt one of the most stressful jobs you can take. I'm also 26, and I worked as a project manager this year for about 8 months before I had to find another job... More
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Answered By: fengineer08 - 12/20/2012
 
Project management field is that where you handle the projects and manage the projects. for more information about project management you can also visit this site.
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Answered By: John - 2/3/2014
 
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