I manage the implementation of technology and marketing solutions for Higher Ed institutions.
I work internally with product training to gain knowledge on how the solution(s) work. I then work with clients to manage relationships and hit milestones for successfully implementing their solution.
Basic technology skills are important, but being able to learn and understand technology will be just as beneficial. The ability to work well with clients and manage relationships is an important part of project management. A few additional skills are communication, planning and organization.
Here's the first step for professionals
Develop relationship management skills. Implementing solutions is a project management job where communication both internally and with the client is key.
"You cannot quit your job and move to California. It is too far from your family. You will miss important events. How will you find a job, where will you live?"