Magazine article Techniques

Administrative Services Managers

Magazine article Techniques

Administrative Services Managers

Article excerpt

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES MANAGERS CONDUCT THE DAY-TO-DAY BUSINESS OF THEIR organizations as they plan, direct and coordinate a broad range of services. Their responsibilities may include recordkeeping, managing supplies, equipment, contracts and budgets, and supervision of clerical and administrative personnel. They are business professionals who ensure that their organizations are well-maintained and run safely, securely and efficiently.

The Workplace

Administrative services managers work in both public sector and private sector organizations. They may be employed in all aspects of business and industry, as well as in education, health care, insurance, finance and local and state governments.

Education

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, while some individuals become administrative services managers with only a high school diploma and on-the-job experience, most have postsecondary degrees--either an associate or bachelor's degree--and typically study business, engineering, facility management or information management. In addition to the programs at four-year universities, there are a number of two-year technical and community colleges with business management programs that can prepare students for entry into the field. …

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