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Secretarial Schools

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that secretaries and administrative assistants will be among the professional groups adding the greatest number of jobs during the 2006-2016 decade. Learning the latest office-based computer software programs and office skills at a qualified vocational school can move you ahead in the hiring line.

If you want to be the glue that holds a business organization or leading executive together, enroll in a secretarial school that offers training for a career in fields that include:
  • Secretary. Your diploma program may include training in office procedures including invoicing, scheduling, desktop publishing, phones, customer relations, spreadsheets, and correspondence.
  • Administrative Assistant. Trade schools offer the latest training in use of office equipment, supply purchase and management, e-mail management, keyboarding, and office software.
  • Executive Assistant. Take courses in detailed assisting for executives including scheduling, voicemail, conference calls, office spreadsheet and word processing software, project management, staffing, and budgeting.
Put Your Secretarial Training to Work
Secretaries and administrative assistants with training in the latest office software--bookkeeping, word processing, and customer relationship management--will have the strongest credentials when seeking jobs, according to the BLS. If you have office skills in planning meetings, conferences, or juggling calendars, you'll be a strong candidate.

Secretarial training in specific industries such as health care, law, or scientific services will prepare you for the greatest number of openings, as automation software that keeps those industries operating smoothly will need professionals to lead the way. Many secretaries enroll in paralegal training through trade schools for work in the law professions. The median annual wage for executive secretaries and administrative assistants was $40,030 in 2008. The top 10 percent in this profession earned $62,070.
Secretarial Schools
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Set your career in motion at Virginia College.

Programs : AS - Office Administration, DIP -Business Office Specialist, and more..

Campus Locations :

Birmingham: 400 Chase Park South Suite 300 Birmingham, AL 35244

Jacksonville: 5940 Beach Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32207

Prepare for an exciting new career at the Milan Institute.

Programs : Administrative Specialist, and more..

Campus Locations :

Visalia: 3356 South Fairway Visalia, CA 93277

At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career. * Programs vary by location * Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information

Programs : Professional Administrative Assistant, and more..

Campus Locations :

Erie: 5757 West 26th Street Erie, PA 16506

Earn Your Diploma from Home!

Programs : Administrative Assistant/Secretary, and more..

Campus Locations :

: , PA 94404

Advance your career with our affordable, self-paced, career-focused distance education programs.

Programs : Administrative Assistant, and more..

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Scranton: Scranton, PA 18515

Earn your degree or diploma on your schedule and succeed at Ashworth College.

Programs : Administrative Assistant, and more..

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Norcross: Norcross, GA

Get your career on the right track with Southern Careers Institute.

Programs : Administrative Assistant, and more..

Campus Locations :

Corpus Christi: 2422 Airline Road Corpus Christi, TX 78414

Austin: 2301 S. Congress Avenue, Suite 27 Austin, TX 78704

At UEI College, we want you to succeed. We’re like a family and we want you to be a part of it.

Programs : Business Office Administration, and more..

Campus Locations :

Huntington Park: 6055 Pacific Boulevard Huntington Park, CA 90255

Bakersfield: 3737 Rosedale Hwy Bakersfield, CA 93308

Chula Vista: 310 3rd Ave. Suite C6 Chula Vista, CA 91910

Gardena: 661 W. Redondo Beach Blvd. Gardena, CA 90247

Anaheim: 401 W. Carl Karcher Way Anaheim, CA 92801

Encino: 5445 Balboa Blvd. Encino, CA 91316

Riverside: 1860 University Ave. Riverside, CA 92507

Ontario: 3380 Shelby Street # 150 Ontario, CA 91764

El Monte: 3401 Rio Hondo Ave. El Monte, CA 91731

San Marcos: 2085 Montiel Road San Marcos, CA 92069

Fresno: 2002 N. Gateway Blvd. Fresno, CA 93727

Stockton: 4994 Claremont Avenue Stockton, CA 95207

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

Programs : AAS in Business Administration - Office Management, and more..

Campus Locations :

Fort Lauderdale: 6301 Kaplan University Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Tucson College can help get you from here to a new career!

Programs : Administrative Assistant/Computer Applications Specialist, and more..

Campus Locations :

Tucson: 5151 Broadway Blvd. Suite 155 Tucson, AZ 85711

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