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Project Manager a month ago

Project or program manager?

Hello all. Im currently in the military and have been serving for 14 years. I plan on exiting around October 2023. I have about 10 years of leadership and advisor time. I currently train and supervise personnel in different operations to complete certain tasks. I also plan, prepare and execute operational orders (tasks) and desseminate them to lower echelons and verify all tasks are complete. (In a nutshell)

Im scheduled to take PMI's PMP course and attain my PMP certification next month and I also plan on taking PgMP certification in February. Not sure if this matters but i have my COMPTIA Security Plus certification and have a TS/SC-I clearance. 

I have a few questions:
Am I on the right track for either positions to attain a 6 figure job ($130k-$220k) in the Central Texas area?
Which position between the two do I fit in better?
What suggestions do you have for myself transitioning to the civilian life?

This is my first post so be nice and thanks for advice in advance. 
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bcnecoProgram Manager a month ago
I definitely think you're on the right track with the PMP and PgMP. For reference, I'm a Program Manager currently making ~$110k total comp without either of those. I am in the Seattle area, though, so it could be a little inflated over central Texas there. In my experience, in the tech world, Program and Project Managers are interchangeable for the most part. 'Program Manager' seems to be kind of a catch all job title that can do anything from general process improvement (what I do) or data analytics with SQL etc. So there's a wide range of roles and skillsets that fall under the same title. I don't have advice on transitioning to civ life, but wish you the best of luck on it all!
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Pierre18Project Manager a month ago
This helps a lot. Thanks for the advice.
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