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PMI and entry level project management

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I am wanting to start studying the CAPM course but unsure of what entry level roles are available with no prior experience, I have done a job search for "PMI and entry level" however everywhere seems to ask for experience..

So to break it down,

What roles should I be looking at to gain experience in Project Management?

Also more specifically, what education do I need to kickstart a project management role in either the mining or construction industries?
asked 9 years ago by anonymous

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Good starting points for project management may be as an SME (subject matter expert) assigned to a project or possibly even assistant PM or project coordinator or a role assigned to the PMO as a project controls specialist. One of the best ways to start is to find a company that offers on the job training, such as a position that shadows an experienced project manager.

As far as mining goes, many of my acquaintences involved in those projects as project managers are engineers by training.  General construction for smaller residential projects often just requires knowledge of a trade and some project management training. Larger more complex projects may require an engineering degree.  In my home state of California, those involved with Caltrans (Department of Transportation) and our roads are often PEs (professional engineers) by training and that is a pre-requisite.  

There is not a fixed path, however this should give you some ideas.
answered 9 years ago by sdcapmp (45,840 points)

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