Graduate Option

Employment and Educational Opportunities:

The demand for facility management graduates is high and a career in facility management offers many opportunities. The responsibilities of facility managers are varied and numerous. A facility manager may supervise numerous aspects of a company's facilities including architecture, interior design, computer systems, telecommunications, real estate acquisition, security, and more. As such, facility managers wear many professional hats and must be knowledgeable and skilled as follows: communicators, environmentalists, designers & space planners, strategic planners, financial planners, "tekkies", and team leaders (International Facility Management Association - IFMA). Facility Management is ideal for those who are detail-oriented, organized, and enjoys working with and managing people.

Entry-level positions offer competitive salaries ranging from $43,000 to $60,000 depending on geographic location, company size and position.

Average salaries for the following titles (2007 IFMA survey)