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Can I become a project manager without a college degree?

I have dropped out of college many years ago and currently I hold a developer's position in a small company. I am fascinated by project management and I dream of becoming a project manager.

My question is, is it necessary for me to have a college degree in order to become a PM? If yes, then what kind of education will I need to do to make up for a college degree in order to be eligible for a project manager's position?
asked 9 years ago by anonymous

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Yes, it is possible and you can even take the CAPM and PMP exams (to do so will require additional work experience above what someone with a college degree would need). I would encourage you to continue your education in some way - community college, certificate at a university extension program, etc. as training is an important element for entering any profession.  Today's competitive environment also means there are many with college degrees waiting for jobs as well.
answered 9 years ago by sdcapmp (45,840 points)

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