Now more than ever, business and government managers rely heavily on accomplished administrative assistants. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that there are more than four million administrative professional positions, making it one of the largest occupations in the nation. Further, the agency states that this field is projected to grow by another 11 percent or 471,000 new jobs by 2018. Job opportunities are especially abundant if you possess a strong background in computer applications.
TMCC's Workforce Development and Continuing Education department offers you two programs to prepare for an administrative professional career: a two-year Associate's degree or a one-year Certificate. Our programs feature the relevant instruction that employers are looking for.
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, administrative professionals in Nevada earn a median annual salary of $35,000; those who've reached executive assistant levels earn $50,000 a year.
There's a key difference between secretaries and administrative professionals: administrative assistants possess the formal education preparing them for progressively independent responsibilities that give them access to increased promotional opportunities. Usually, administrative assistants must work in the field several years before progressing to an executive administrative professional level.
One executive administrative assistant said this about her job. "It's fascinating work. You get to be part of the decision making process and there is constant variety."
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