It’s Finally Official: Project Management is a Career Full of Promise

David Hall

In 2016, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced that they would be officially recognizing project management (PM) as an occupational category—a change that is finally taking effect this year. With all due respect to the BLS: Welcome to the party.


Anyone who’s been in the project management career for any length of time can attest to it being a necessary and worthy pursuit. And it’s full of opportunity as well. Findings from the Project Management Institute 2017 Job Growth Study indicate that career opportunities for project managers will continue expanding by 33 percent over the next decade. A majority of those positions will be overseas, in China and India, but there will be plenty of openings in North America as well.


As director of the Business and Professional programs at Bellevue College Continuing Education Program, I’ve had a front-row seat in watching individuals ride this wave of opportunity. We offer a range of courses to help you launch or advance your PM careers, whether it’s earning a PM or ScrumMaster certificate, or improving your team’s communication or collaboration skills.


And we’re honored to have top-notch instructors such as Angela Druckman, who is highly sought after for her expertise in project management and scrum. So whatever you’re looking for, we’re likely to have a class offering that will fit your schedule and your need.


You can sign up for a July 3 informational session on the PM Certificate program, or check out the project management home page for a listing of the classes currently being offered.


David Hall

Director of Business Solutions

Bellevue College Continuing Education

Contact me at or at 425-564-2952.




Last Updated June 28, 2018