Frequently asked questions

Common questions about being a Product Manager

What industries hire product managers?

There are a number of industries that hire product managers to develop and execute new ideas, including:

  • Technology
  • Entertainment
  • Finance
  • Healthcare
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How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a product manager?

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What other positions are similar to a product manager?

Positions similar to a product manager include:

  • Strategic planner: These professionals come up with long-term business goals for the company and instruct their employees on how to actualize them.
  • Designers: In big technology companies, designers also conceptualize ideas and assume product management roles to oversee complete development.
  • Engineers: These professionals are tasked with developing products from ideas by product managers. Engineers can develop products from their ideas and experience and develop them to be market worthy, or form their own companies.
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