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Why I'm interested in this Career:
I'm interested with this career because I like computers. Also, my dad works for information technology. I learned about is job since I actually cared about money which was 3 years ago. Being a project manager sparked an interest in my brain.

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What level of school is required?

Bachelors or Masters Degree

What major or program would you take in college?

Fundamentals of Personal Computers
Concepts of Programming
Foundations of Database Design
Intro to Data Communications

What school in Florida teaches IT?

Florida State University

What GPA (unweighted and weighted) would you need to get into an IT school?

Graduation 3.00 - 4.00
Dismissal from CIT program

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Difference between an unweighted and weight GPA

Unweighted = Max is 4.00, Advanced and Regular
Weighted = Max is 5.00, AP and Honors

Average SAT and ACT scores for an IT college

ACT = 21 Composite and 21 Math
SAT = 1080 Total Score and 530 Math Section

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What other requirements are needed to get into an IT college?

Associate Science (A.S.) degree at Valencia College is a two-year program that prepares you to go directly into a specialized career in the information technology industry.

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Project manager receives an hourly wage of $40.50 which is pretty good.
The average salary of a project manager is $93,900.
The median salary of a project manager is $107,104
If the project manager has been working for a while, his salary can be $120,587.

The fun thing about being a project manager is that you can work from home. This means that you don't need a cubicle or a special office. These may help but a computer is pretty much the thing that you need the most. Your job may get you your own computer and phone. Sometimes you can be called to work for 3 or more days which means you have to take a plane somewhere. Your clothes can be anything as long as its formal. This job is very comfortable because you get to stay in a hotel room or right at home.

Project managers don't need to wear a certain outfit but as long as they wear formal for the project they are doing, it's fine.
The average hours per week a project manager works is 50.3. This is for more of the experienced project managers.
Basically project managers do most of their day is: put together the team, organize what's going to happen, lead the team, manage money, and make decisions.

The specific duties of a project manager vary from industry to industry, company to company, and sometimes even from project to project. But basically all they need to do is the planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. The main tool a project manager will use is his or her computer. He/she will work on their computer from home and do their "homework"

According to a 2014 report by the Anderson Economic Group, an average of 1.5 million project management positions will need to be filled each year through 2025. It is fairly easy to get this job because all of these new positions opening up.

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  • You get to manage smart people
  • You learn many cool things.
  • Majority of project managers come into the project management accidentally
  • Get to travel to pretty awesome places you have never been before.

I would definitely consider this job in my future. I love spending time on computers and traveling seems pretty cool. Whenever I'm not traveling, it is fun to stay home with my family and work from there. It is not one of those jobs that gets you little money like McDonalds.

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The average salary in Florida is 49,426$.
The average salary in the United States is 72,641$.
The average salary of a project manager is 93,300$.

Average Mortgage Payments in Florida is approximately $1,200 vs. $1,050 for average Rent Payments.
In Orlando you pay an average of $1,839 per month for a three-bedroom apartment.

The average annual cost of infant care in Florida is $8,694, or $725 a month.
The average American auto payment is $493 per month on a new car.
The monthly car insurance is $153.

The average health insurance per month is $201-$291
The average grocery bill for a family of 4 is $146 a week; a low-cost food plan, $191 a week; a moderate-cost plan, $239.
The average monthly electricity bill is $129.86

An average electric bill may be as low as $30 per month or as high as $100
The average phone plan with 500MB of data costs $85

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I would definitely recommend this job. This job pays well and is actually pretty fun. If you like computers and managing people, this job is for you.