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.
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