Project coordinators fill a support role to project managers. Demand is expected to grow slightly over the next several years – about 6% by 2022. The largest number of opportunities are found in software companies, architecture firms and with companies that fulfill government contracts. Project coordinators typically make between $30,000 and 65,000 per year. Average annual salaries come in around $46,000 for experienced project coordinators.
As a project coordinator, you will:
- Work closely with project manager
- Ensure that project tasks adhere to timeline
- Provide project status reports
- Maintain project manager’s calendar
- Identify improvements to processes, documents, tools, reports, etc.
- Coordinate both internal and client meetings
Project coordinator education requirements:
It’s possible to work your way up with just a high school diploma, but in an increasingly competitive environment, an associate’s or bachelor’s degree can increase your chances of landing the best positions. A degree makes you more desirable to the best employers, and puts you on a career track that can lead to eventual promotion.
Skills you may need include:
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to follow instructions
- Project management skills
- Proficiency in typical office software
- Attention to detail
- Ability to keep up in a fast-paced work environment
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