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FACILITIES MANAGER: Running The Buildings And Essential Systems At Corporate Campus

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Andrew, a former psychology major, is now a Facilities Manager at a large company, takes care of a corporate campus: strategizing and fixing plumbing, lighting, elevators, and landscaping.

Degree: Psychology
Job Title: Facilities Manager

Job Summary: Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers

Job Description

Property, real estate, and community association managers take care of the many aspects of residential, commercial, or industrial properties. They make sure the property looks nice, operates smoothly, and preserves its resale value. They also oversee the selling, buying, leasing and/or governance of commercial, industrial, or residential real estate properties.

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Additional Info

Real estate managers who buy or sell property must have a real estate license in the state in which they practice. In a few states, property and community association managers must also have a real estate license. Managers of public housing subsidized by the federal government must hold certifications.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$25,000 - $110,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 12 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office, Home
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Public speaking ability, Organizational skills, People skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills

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m='18772'>things break</span> <span m='19266'>down,</span> <span m='19760'>we pretty</span> <span m='20254'>much</span> <span m='20748'>fix them</span> <span m='21242'>and find</span> <span m='21406'>better</span> <span m='21571'>ways to do things</span> <span m='21736'>like that.</span> </p><p><span m='22730'>I</span> <span m='23020'>actually</span> <span m='24100'>don't</span> <span m='24290'>have</span> <span m='24430'>a</span> <span m='24480'>lot</span> <span m='24660'>of</span> <span m='24720'>background</span> <span m='25130'>in facilities</span> <span m='25470'>or</span> <span m='25810'>anything</span> <span m='25890'>like</span> <span m='25970'>that.</span> <span m='26380'>I don't think</span> <span m='26470'>a</span> <span m='26520'>lot</span> <span m='26680'>of</span> <span m='26730'>people</span> <span m='26970'>do.</span> <span m='27330'>I</span> <span m='28050'>studied</span> <span m='28370'>psychology</span> <span m='28990'>in</span> <span m='29280'>college</span> <span m='30210'>and</span> <span m='30320'>had</span> <span m='30680'>really</span> <span m='30890'>no</span> <span m='31010'>idea</span> <span m='31270'>what</span> <span m='31350'>I</span> <span m='31380'>wanted</span> <span m='31600'>to do.</span> <span m='32150'>I didn't pick the</span> <span m='32400'>major</span> <span m='32750'>till</span> <span m='33800'>probably</span> <span m='34340'>three</span> <span m='34580'>years</span> <span m='34810'>in.</span> <span m='35150'>My</span> <span m='35280'>junior</span> <span m='35780'>year of college</span> <span m='36120'>I</span> <span m='36220'>picked</span> <span m='36340'>a</span> <span m='36420'>major.</span> </p><p><span m='37670'>And</span> <span m='38330'>then</span> <span m='38520'>at</span> <span m='38590'>that</span> <span m='38780'>point,</span> <span m='38990'>I just</span> <span m='39230'>kind</span> <span m='39380'>of</span> <span m='39440'>fell</span> <span m='39730'>into</span> <span m='39990'>an</span> <span m='40250'>actual</span> <span m='40810'>position</span> <span m='41755'>right</span> <span m='42150'>when</span> <span m='42400'>I</span> <span m='42460'>got</span> <span m='42630'>out</span> <span m='42710'>of</span> <span m='42780'>college</span> <span m='43060'>through a</span> <span m='43340'>friend.</span> <span m='43890'>And</span> <span m='44371'>then,</span> <span m='44852'>as</span> <span m='45333'>opportunities</span> <span m='45814'>arose,</span> <span m='46054'>I</span> <span m='46295'>kind</span> <span m='46776'>of worked</span> <span m='47257'>my way</span> <span m='47738'>up.</span> <span m='48700'>So</span> <span m='49181'>once</span> <span m='49662'>again,</span> <span m='50143'>I didn't have</span> <span m='50624'>any really</span> <span m='51105'>idea</span> <span m='51586'>about what I</span> <span m='52070'>wanted to</span> <span m='52090'>do</span> <span m='52440'>until--</span> <span m='52760'>well,</span> <span m='52920'>even</span> <span m='53060'>after I</span> <span m='53410'>graduated.</span> <span m='53760'>So</span> <span m='54862'>yeah,</span> <span m='55294'>I just kind</span> <span m='55726'>of fell into it.</span> </p><p><span m='56160'>In</span> <span m='56270'>terms</span> <span m='56510'>of</span> <span m='57800'>if</span> <span m='58200'>I could</span> <span m='58300'>know</span> <span m='58460'>something</span> <span m='58730'>then that</span> <span m='59130'>I</span> <span m='59330'>know</span> <span m='59630'>now,</span> <span m='59890'>I</span> <span m='59970'>think</span> <span m='60740'>the</span> <span m='60800'>main</span> <span m='61010'>thing</span> <span m='61190'>for</span> <span m='61310'>me</span> <span m='61595'>would be</span> <span m='61880'>to</span> <span m='62480'>take</span> <span m='62780'>opportunities</span> <span m='63680'>as</span> <span m='63980'>they</span> <span m='64280'>come.</span> <span m='64580'>I think</span> <span m='64880'>a</span> <span m='65180'>lot of</span> <span m='65480'>times</span> <span m='65780'>you</span> <span m='66080'>put a lot</span> <span m='66380'>of pressure</span> <span m='66680'>on</span> <span m='66980'>yourself</span> <span m='67280'>to figure everything</span> <span m='67580'>out,</span> <span m='67880'>get everything</span> <span m='68180'>planned</span> <span m='68480'>out.</span> </p><p><span m='69080'>But</span> <span m='69380'>really,</span> <span m='69680'>it's</span> <span m='69980'>just</span> <span m='70280'>about</span> <span m='70580'>as</span> <span m='70880'>stuff</span> <span m='71480'>arises,</span> <span m='72080'>taking the</span> <span m='72380'>chance</span> <span m='73280'>or</span> <span m='74180'>taking</span> <span m='74480'>opportunity</span> <span m='75080'>to</span> <span m='75380'>run with</span> <span m='75680'>it.</span> <span m='76280'>You're</span> <span m='76580'>not</span> <span m='76880'>necessarily</span> <span m='77180'>going</span> <span m='77480'>to</span> <span m='77780'>figure 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