Is a career as an Event Manager for me?

Being an Event Manager can be stressful, but very exciting and rewarding at the same time. Do you find yourself asking the same question over and over again - is a career as an Event Manager for me? If so, read on...

What is an Event Manager?

For every event you have ever been to there was an Event Manager behind it. They plan every tiny aspect of an event to make sure it runs smoothly and on budget, keeping both their clients and attendees happy. Organisational skills and creativity are a must if you are going to succeed in the events industry. If you decide a career in Event Management is for you, then your career will be filled with variety and excitement.

Why is being an Event Manager so great?

Money, money, money

The kind of salary you can expect throughout your career as an Event Manager ranges from the following:

  • £17,000 - £21,000 when you first start
  • £25,000 - £40,000 for an experienced position
  • £50,000+ for a highly-experienced Event Manager

Variety is the spice of life

No two days are the same in the events industry as clients, budgets and event briefs vary from event to event. There are also plenty of opportunities to travel as it's likely you will be responsible for organising events abroad too!

I did that…

When you have poured all of your time, creativity and passion into an event and you see it all come together, your clients are happy, and the attendees enjoyed themselves, the great sense of pride and achievement you feel makes all those months of hard work worth it.
An Event Management course can provide you with the skill set and fundamental knowledge you need to kick-start your career. Take a look at our website for information on the Event Management courses that we offer, or call a Student Adviser on 03300 563100.
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Sharnie Carter

Passionate about marketing and education. Currently studying a CIM Level 6 Diploma in Professional Marketing via distance learning. When I'm not working or studying, I'm spending time with my young son and husband or hinching!

Is a career as an Event Manager for me?