Survey Says: Young FMs Are Educated, But Always Looking For More TrainingCaroline Horton, facilities associate at D.E. Shaw & Co., says facility management gives her a daily sense of accomplishment.Laurie Dewitt

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

While young FMs are willing to work hard and continuously educate themselves, work/life balance is their No. 1 concern about their jobs.

By Naomi Millán, Senior Editor  
OTHER PARTS OF THIS ARTICLEPt. 1: Young Facility Professionals Strive For Credentials, Continuing EducationPt. 2: Misperceptions of Job-Hopping, Poor Communication Plague Millennial FMsPt. 3: For Young FMs, Opportunities, Challenges Abound Pt. 4: This PagePt. 5: VIDEO: Dorothy Scholnick On How To Get Young People Into FMPt. 6: VIDEO: FM Student Discusses Hopes For Her Future Career

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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