Product Managers

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Product managers help companies manage existing products and services as well as help them to launch new ones. They manage products and services through their various lifecycles, from market research and idea creation to planning, development, and launch. They make sure timelines are followed and deadlines are met throughout the process. The job requires various abilities, including market research and tech skills, as well as strong communication and interpersonal skills.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Brand Managers
Duties Manage and oversee companies' current and new products, from conception to launch and post launch; create roadmaps for products; collaborate and coordinate with product management teams and other departments
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist throughout the country, with large metropolitan areas offering the most jobs
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
Experience Five years experience; management training program
Personality Traits
  • Enterprising
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving
  • Business Management
  • Leadership
  • Research
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Product Management Director
  • Product Manager
  • Associate Product Manager
  • Internship, Product Management Department