Administrative assistants keep offices running smoothly. Administrative assistants support office staff by efficiently storing/circulating information, coordinating meetings and schedules, and communicating with outside vendors, clients, and associates. They often serve as a business's primary front-end contact.
Many vocational schools, community colleges, and online training programs offer one- and two-year degrees in... Administrative Assistance. A typical curriculum might include courses in office software, project management, accounting, customer service practices, and other key areas of office support. Administrative Assistant Certifications are a great way to supplement any educational background you may have and show employers that you have what it takes to support their busy offices.
The demand for organized, tech-savvy, detail-orientated individuals is as high as ever, and the most important factor in hiring is a familiarity with the software and machinery used in the office, as well as having a friendly disposition and the ability to get along with diverse staff at all levels. Usually considered an entry-level job, administrative assistants have the potential to climb the ladder in most companies and step into any number of managerial and executive roles.
This program provides the essential training for general administrative support positions. more >
There are certain skills you need to begin a career as an Administrative Assistant. The Penn Foster Career School Administrative Assistant Program helps you learn them quickly and conveniently. more >