A CAREER OF CHOICE

Facility Management

Connecting people, place, process and technology.

IS FM A CAREER FOR ME?

Consider facility management if you are interested in the following:

Great compensation

Job security

Problem solving

Travel opportunities

Leadership opportunities

Working closely with others

Providing a safe and desirable workplace for everyone

Striving to make working environments more efficient and sustainable

$92,087

The median annual salary for facility managers is $92,087, as reported by Salary.com in 2017.

100% JOB PLACEMENT

There is a 100% job placement for FM graduates. Now that's impressive.

GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES

Over 100 countries offer FM opportunities. The world isn't going to manage itself.

WHAT DO FACILITY MANAGERS DO?

Facility managers operate any building where people work or gather.  These buildings can include office buildings, laboratories, schools, universities, factories, museums, airports, churches and hotels.  
Some facility managers are generalists.  Others focus on one of the following specializations:

Building Operations - Keeping buildings maintained and the mechanical systems running so that occupants are comfortable and safe.

Security - Overseeing building access and security.

Grounds Management - Keeping landscaping healthy and attractive.

Sustainability - Managing smart use of energy and natural resources for the good of the environment.

Planning - Creating strategic facility plans for future growth.

Project Management - Overseeing construction projects for new buildings and renovations.

Space Planning - Designing furniture layouts and managing office space.

Workplace Strategy - Leading the use of workspace and technology so that employees can work effectively both as individuals and in groups.

Real Estate Management - Negotiating purchase and leasing of land and buildings.

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT FM

FACES OF FM

A sneak peek at the different roles FM has to offer

HALEY, THE MASTERMIND

Haley is an FM graduate from Cornell University. Watch how her interest in Disney World got her involved in the world of Facility Management!

JAMES, THE TRAVELER

James got his graduate degree from Pratt Institute, and has been able to travel the world thanks to his career in FM. Learn more about how he got started!

NATHAN, THE PRACTICALIST

Nathan got into FM for all the practical reasons. Check out how he learned that Facility Management was the right career for him.

SUSAN, THE DESIGNER/PSYCHIATRIST

Susan started out in interior design, but quickly found herself intrigued by the psychology that goes behind facility management. Hear what she has to say about FM!

ANIF, THE PROVIDER

Anif is passionate about helping others. With FM, Anif can provide people with safe working environments that contribute to saving lives.

Mark Twain

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started”

 
 
 
 
 

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