A recent article by the Association for Project Management (APM) revealed that membership of a professional body can provide those working in project management with better prospects, including an income £20,000 higher than that of those without membership.
After conducting a Salary and Market Trends survey, the APM reported that its members earn more than non-members working in project, programme and portfolio management. Professional body membership also demonstrates a commitment to high professional and ethical standards and continuing professional development (CPD).
Our research has shown that the majority of professional bodies have seen a noteworthy increase in membership in recent years. PARN’s Head of Research, Rob Denny, commented on the findings:
“The job of any professional body is to set, maintain and develop the standards of the profession and the technical and ethical competences through examination and continuing professional development. Membership is a kite mark of competence. As a member of your professional body, you go through a CPD process of continually refreshing your skills and competences. Employers recognise this strength.”