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Building Operating Management
COVER STORY: Young FMs PAGE Young Facility Professionals Strive For Credentials, Continuing Education Misperceptions of Job-Hopping, Poor Communication Plague Millennial FMs For Young FMs, Opportunities, Challenges Abound Survey Says: Young FMs Are Educated, But Always Looking For More Training VIDEO: Dorothy Scholnick On How To Get Young People Into FM VIDEO: FM Student Discusses Hopes For Her Future Career

Survey Says: Young FMs Are Educated, But Always Looking For More Training

Survey Says: Young FMs Are Educated, But Always Looking For More TrainingWhile young FMs are willing to work hard and continuously educate themselves, work/life balance is their No. 1 concern about their jobs.
Caroline Horton, facilities associate at D.E. Shaw & Co., says facility management gives her a daily sense of accomplishment. Laurie Dewitt

By Naomi Millán, Senior Editor June 2017 - Facilities Management   Article Use Policy

A Building Operating Management survey of facility managers under 40 found that 67 percent of respondents have a four-year college degree. The same survey found that 63 percent of young facility management professionals have taken steps to put themselves into positions of leadership. Work/life balance is the biggest concern about their jobs — that's followed closely by a lack of resources for properly doing their jobs. 




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