To become a project consultant, you usually need a bachelor's degree. The most common jobs before becoming a project consultant are project manager, consultant, and internship. Hiring managers expect a project consultant to have soft skills such as analytical skills, communication skills, and interpersonal skills. Once you have all the required skills and experience, it takes an average of 3-6 months of job training to become a project consultant.
The national average salary for project consultants is $86,654, but with the right certifications and experience, they can make up to $126,000. Getting a certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) will help you to earn more as a project consultant.
Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 14% and produce 118,300 job opportunities across the U.S.