Property managers oversee the performance of income-producing commercial or residential properties and ensure that real estate investments achieve their expected revenues.
Hours: 60-80 hours a week
Opportunities: About 36 percent worked for real estate agents and brokers, lessors of real estate, or activities related to real estate. Others worked for real estate development companies, government agencies that manage public buildings, and corporations with extensive holdings of commercial properties.
Pay: Median annual earnings of salaried property, real estate, and community association managers were $43,070.
Training: Employers increasingly are hiring college graduates with a bachelor's or master's degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or real estate, even if they don't have much practical experience.
Citation: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition , Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos022.htm (visited July 22, 2009 ).
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