Today’s administrative assistant is an indispensable member of the office team. Advances in technology have contributed to this change from that of the traditional secretary to that of the administrative assistant, trained to perform in an increasingly complex position. These factors have given rise to changes in job titles, job descriptions, salary, and prestige.
The administrative assistant must be skilled in all aspects of office operations – computer software applications, office procedures, communications, records management, technology, data entry, human relations, and document processing. Today’s professional must adapt to and understand the total office environment.
The Administrative Office Assistant program prepares students for these demanding roles in today’s high-tech offices. Students are eligible to sit for the Certified Administrative Professional exam, and many Administrative Office Assistant students are members of Business Professionals of America and the International Association of Administrative Professionals.
Employment opportunities exist in every type and size of organization and in every city across the United States.