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Become A Business Office Manager

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Working As A Business Office Manager

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Performing Administrative Activities
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $47,765

    Average Salary

What Does A Business Office Manager Do

A Business Office Manager is responsible for coordinating various support services and personnel to ensure that the office runs smoothly. They also ensure that work is proceeding on schedule and meeting established quality standards.

How To Become A Business Office Manager

Educational requirements vary by the type of organization and the work performed. Administrative services managers must have related work experience.


A bachelor’s degree is typically required for someone to become an administrative services manager. However, some jobseekers may be able to enter the occupation with a high school diploma. Those with a bachelor’s degree typically study business, engineering, facility management, or information management.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

The International Facility Management Association offers a competency-based professional certification program for administrative services managers. Completing this program may give prospective job candidates an advantage. The program has two levels: the Facilities Management Professional (FMP) certification and the Certified Facility Manager (CFM) certification. People entering the profession can get the FMP as a steppingstone to the CFM. For the CFM, applicants must meet certain educational and experience requirements. The CFM must be renewed every 3 years by completing continuing education and professional development requirements.

For records and information managers, the Institute of Certified Records Managers offers the Certified Records Manager (CRM) certification. For those specializing in information governance, ARMA International offers the Information Governance Professional (IGP) certification.

Work Experience

Administrative services managers must have related work experience reflecting managerial and leadership abilities. For example, contract administrators need experience in purchasing and sales, as well as knowledge of the variety of supplies, machinery, and equipment that their organization uses. Managers who are concerned with supply, inventory, and distribution should be experienced in receiving, warehousing, packaging, shipping, transportation, and related operations.


Advancement of facility managers is based on the practices and size of individual organizations. Some facility managers transfer among departments within an organization or work their way up from technical positions. Others advance through a progression of facility management positions that offer additional responsibilities. Advancement is easier in large organizations that employ several levels and types of administrative services managers.

A master’s degree in business administration or a related field can enhance a manager’s opportunities to advance to a higher level position, such as director of administrative services. Some experienced managers may join or establish a management consulting firm to provide administrative management services to other organizations on a contract basis.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Administrative services managers must be able to review an organization’s procedures and find ways to improve efficiency.

Communication skills. Much of an administrative services manager’s time is spent working with other people. Therefore, communication is a key quality.

Detail oriented. Administrative services managers must pay attention to details. This quality is necessary across a range of tasks, from ensuring that the organization complies with building codes to managing the process of buying equipment.

Leadership skills. In managing workers and coordinating administrative duties, administrative services managers must be able to motivate employees and deal with issues that may arise.

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Business Office Manager Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Italian

  • Portuguese

  • German

  • Tagalog

  • Japanese

  • Mandarin

  • Filipino

  • Carrier

  • Chinese

  • Arabic

  • Swedish

  • Turkish

  • Cherokee

  • Romanian

  • Azerbaijani

  • Hindi

  • Dutch

  • Korean

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Real Business Office Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Business Office Manager A M Rafi PC Monongahela, PA Mar 12, 2015 $69,000
Business Office Manager A M Rafi PC OH May 21, 2015 $69,000
Business Office Manager Golden Years of Chandler LLC Chandler, AZ Oct 01, 2011 $62,000
Business/Office Manager Institute for Environmental Health, Inc. Lake Forest Park, WA Oct 01, 2009 $55,000
Business Office Manager Bandera I Enterprises, LLC Bandera, TX Jun 16, 2013 $51,085
Business Office Manager Cedar Creek Nursing Center, Inc. Bandera, TX Dec 03, 2009 $51,043
Business Office Manager Cedar Creek Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Inc. Bandera, TX Jun 16, 2010 $46,030
Business Office Manager Bandera Elite Holdings Inc. Bandera, TX Jun 16, 2010 $46,030
Business Office Manager Florida Surgery Center Enterprises, LLC Tampa, FL May 24, 2012 $45,000
Business Office Manager The Villa Joint Retirement Convent Inc. Baltimore, MD Oct 01, 2011 $43,000
Business Office Manager Regency Nursing Center Partners of Harling, Ltd Harlingen, TX Sep 13, 2015 $41,200

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Top Skills for A Business Office Manager


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Top Business Office Manager Skills

  1. Process Payroll
  2. Financial Reports
  3. Medicare/Medicaid
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Process payroll for field staff and office employees in the agency.
  • Directed special projects, conducted analyses, and provided financial reports for Board of Directors at College and Pacific Coast Hospital.
  • Evaluated contractual agreements for reimbursement to ensure compliance within reimbursement schedule and prepare quarterly cost reimbursement reports for Medicare/Medicaid reporting.
  • Answer all telephone calls pertaining to the Billing and any Business Function within the facility.
  • Trained new employees on daily operating procedures.

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