As contract holders on several government contracts and Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) including the GSA 18F Agile BPA, Eagle II BPA, and GSA TSS BPA; we have noticed requests for proposals (RFPs) that actually require members of the team to hold a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Indeed, when we look at job opportunities on Linkedin for jobs requiring a PMP certification, we find amazing statistics for cities that do a lot of government contracting. Most of these jobs offer annual salaries over $100,000. This is making a PMP certification more valuable than an MBA. Given that it takes about 3 months and less than $10,000 to earn a PMP versus 2 years and about $100,000 to earn an MBA, it makes a bit more sense and cents (pardon the pun) to get that PMP first so you can afford to get an MBA. The return on investment (ROI) seems to be quicker and higher for a PMP versus MBA.
|City||Job openings||PMP certification training|
|Washington DC||1420||PMP Certification Training in Washington DC|
|New York||813||PMP Certification Training in New York|
|San Francisco||534||PMP Certification Training in San Francisco|
|Chicago||362||PMP Certification Training in Chicago|
|Boston||334||PMP Certification Training in Boston|
|Dallas||333||PMP Certification Training in Dallas|
|Atlanta||326||PMP Certification Training in Atlanta|
|Seattle||277||PMP Certification Training in Seattle|
|Denver||184||PMP Certification Training in Denver|
|Houston||148||PMP Certification Training in Houston|
|Phoenix||138||PMP Certification Training in Phoenix|
|Austin||127||PMP Certification Training in Austin|