Wondering 'is event planning right for me?' 'Should I become an event planner?' or 'Is event management a good career?'
See what professional events planners say are the reasons why—and why not—to become an event planner.
Because regardless of which sector of the industry you choose to work in, there a number of pros and cons of being an event planner that should be considered before you choose it as a career.
Even Forbes, the respected business magazine, has listed Event Co-ordinator as the 5th most stressful job of 2017.
Notice that only Police Officer, Airline Pilot, Firefighter, and Enlisted Military Personnel are listed as being more stressful!
Still wondering 'is event planning right for me?'
Well, in addition to the pros and cons of being an event planner, it’s worth noting that over the course of an event planning career you will experience some incredible ‘pinch me’ moments.
These might include travelling to exciting locations, staying in fancy hotels, working with celebrities, or being given extraordinary access and unique opportunities that most people just never get to experience. Some of the professional event planners who've contributed to this site recall their own privileged moments since becoming an event planner, such as throwing footballs around the pitch with the Carolina Panthers, visiting the Lego factory in the Czech Republic and meeting their ‘master builder’, and escorting Nelson Mandela to sit with the Queen of England at a state banquet.
In the next article, we’ll look at these extra benefits—over and above the usual pros and cons of being an event planner—to help you decide if event planning is right for you.