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Educational requirements vary by the type of organization and the work performed. Administrative services managers must have related work experience.Education
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
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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Hispanic or Latino10.5%
Black or African American0.6%
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University of Phoenix24.5%
Community College of the Air Force8.7%
Ferris State University5.2%
Michigan State University4.2%
Southern New Hampshire University3.6%
Ohio State University3.5%
George Mason University3.3%
Central Texas College3.3%
American InterContinental University3.3%
University of Houston3.2%
West Virginia University3.0%
San Jose State University3.0%
Texas A&M University2.9%
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|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Facilities Manager||Worleyparsons Group, Inc.||Houston, TX||Apr 25, 2011||$305,567|
|Project Facilities Manager||Noble Energy, Inc.||Houston, TX||Oct 17, 2011||$207,000|
|Facilities Manager||GE Medical Systems, LLC||Waukesha, WI||Sep 30, 2012||$130,000 -
|Facility Manager||The University of Texas at Austin||Austin, TX||Feb 01, 2012||$126,750|
|Manager, Facilities||Verisign||Reston, VA||May 28, 2016||$117,331|
|Manager, Facilities||Verisign, Inc.||Reston, VA||May 28, 2015||$112,818|
|Facilities Manager||Israel Discount Bank of New York||New York, NY||Jan 04, 2010||$110,000|
|Facility Manager||Quality Therapy & Consultation, Inc.||Orland Park, IL||Feb 26, 2015||$109,304|
|Manager, Facilities||Verisign, Inc.||Reston, VA||May 28, 2014||$109,017|
|Facility Manager||Progress Rail Services Corporation||Tacoma, WA||Aug 10, 2012||$107,500|
|National Facilities Manager H&O||Nestle Waters North America, Inc.||Elmsford, NY||Sep 28, 2016||$105,000 -
|Manager, Facilities||Verisign, Inc.||Dulles Town Center, VA||May 28, 2011||$101,118|
|Facility Manager 2||Caterpillar Inc.||Seguin, TX||Feb 02, 2016||$81,684|
|Cell Culture Facility Manager, Biofoundry||Berkeley Lights, Inc.||Emeryville, CA||Apr 04, 2016||$80,059 -
|Facilities Manager||MDM Hotel Group Ltd/Miami Dadeland Marriott Hotel||Miami, FL||Nov 20, 2007||$80,000|
|Site Facility Manager||Emcor Facilities Services, Inc.||Lexington, SC||Sep 02, 2015||$80,000|
|TEM Facility Manager||North Carolina State University||Raleigh, NC||Mar 10, 2014||$80,000|
|Site Facility Manager||Viox Services, Inc.||Lexington, SC||Sep 17, 2014||$80,000|
|Subacute Care and Rehab Facility Manager||Heritage Care, Inc.||Hyattsville, MD||Jul 12, 2015||$79,539|
|Plant & Facilities Manager||National Beef Packing Company, LLC||Saint Joseph, MO||Jun 01, 2010||$78,770|
|Facilities Manager||Arauz II Body Shop, Corp.||Miami, FL||Mar 03, 2016||$61,610|
|Facility Rehabilitation Manager||TAWL Health Care Inc.||Houston, TX||Sep 24, 2011||$60,632|
|Manager Facility||Ambrose Facilities Management Inc.||Boynton Beach, FL||Oct 01, 2011||$60,523|
|Equine Facility Manager (Farm Manager)||H2J, Inc.||Snowmass Village, CO||Aug 31, 2009||$60,000|
|Equine Facility Manager (Animal Scientist)||H2J, Inc.||Carbondale, CO||Sep 01, 2009||$60,000|
|Research Associate/MRI Facility MGR||Kennedy Krieger Institute||Baltimore, MD||Apr 01, 2011||$60,000|
|Equine Facility Manager (Animal Scientist)||H2J, Inc.||Carbondale, CO||Sep 15, 2009||$60,000|
|Equine Facility Manager (Farm Manager)||H2J, Inc.||Snowmass Village, CO||Aug 17, 2009||$60,000|
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