Administrative services managers plan, direct, and coordinate supportive services of an organization. Their specific responsibilities vary, but administrative service managers typically maintain facilities and supervise activities that include recordkeeping, mail distribution, and office upkeep.
Most administrative services managers worked full time in 2014. About 1 in 4 worked more than 40 hours per week.
How to Become an Administrative Services Manager
Educational requirements for administrative services managers vary by the type of organization and the work they do. They must have related work experience.
Employment of administrative services managers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Tasks such as managing facilities and being prepared for emergencies will remain important in a wide range of industries.
Job Trends for Administrative Services and Facilities Managers
This occupation supported 280,800 jobs in 2012 and 287,300 jobs in 2014, reflecting an increase of 2.3%. In 2012, this occupation was projected to increase by 12.2% in 2022 to 315,000 jobs. As of 2014, to keep pace with prediction, the expected number of jobs was 287,600, compared with an observed value of 287,300, 0.1% lower than expected. This indicates current employment trends are about on track with the 2012 trend within this occupation. In 2014, this occupation was projected to increase by 8.4% in 2024 to 310,800 jobs. Linear extrapolation of the 2012 projection for 2022 results in an expected number of 321,800 jobs for 2024, 3.5% higher than the 2014 projection for 2024. This indicates expectations for future employment trends are worse than the 2012 trend within this occupation.