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

Programs : Administrative Assistant, and more..

Campus Locations :

Norcross: Norcross, GA

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

Programs : Administrative Assistant, Legal Secretary, and more..

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Scranton: Scranton, PA 18501

Prepare for an exciting new career at the Milan Institute.

Programs : Administrative Specialist, and more..

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Visalia: 3356 South Fairway Visalia, CA 93277

Leave that dead-end job behind with training from Everest College.

Programs : Diploma - Business Office Administration, and more..

Campus Locations :

Alhambra: 2215 W. Mission Road Alhambra, CA 91803

LA Puente: 12801 Crossroads Parkway South LA Puente, CA 91746

Set your career in motion at Virginia College.

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

Campus Locations :

Chattanooga: 721 Eastgate Loop Chattanooga, TN 37411

Birmingham: 488 Palisades Blvd. Birmingham, AL 35209

Biloxi: 920 Cedar Lake Rd. Biloxi, MS 39532

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

At Globe University we prepare students for exciting careers in high-value fields. 

Programs : Diploma-Business Administrative Assistant, Diploma-Legal Administrative Assistant, and more..

Campus Locations :

Minneapolis: IDS Center, Suite 1910 80 South 8th Street Minneapolis, MN 55402

Eau Claire: 4955 Bullis Farm Road Eau Claire, WI 54702

Green Bay: 2620 Development Drive Green Bay, WI 54311

Rothschild: 700 Eagle Nest Boulevard Rothschild, WI 54474

Madison: 4901 Eastpark Blvd Madison, WI 53718

Appleton: 5045 W. Grande Market Drive Appleton, WI 54914

Middleton: 1345 Deming Way Middleton, WI 53562

Saint Paul: 8089 Globe Drive Saint Paul, MN 55125

Earn Your Diploma from Home!

Programs : Administrative Assistant/Secretary, and more..

Campus Locations :

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Heald College provides hands-on educational programs that can help students prepare for careers in the healthcare, business, legal and technology fields.

Programs : Office Skills, and more..

Campus Locations :

Concord: 5130 Commercial Circle Concord, CA 94520

Honolulu: 1500 Kapiolani Boulevard Honolulu, HI 96814

Salinas: 1450 N. Main Street Salinas, CA 93906

San Francisco: 350 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94105

Hayward: 25500 Industrial Boulevard Hayward, CA 94545

Stockton: 1605 East March Lane Stockton, CA 95210

Milpitas: 341 Great Mall Parkway Milpitas, CA 95035

Rancho Cordova: 2910 Prospect Park Drive Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Fresno: 255 West Bullard Avenue Fresno, CA 93704

We offer programs in business, information technology, and health care that are designed to get you into your new career fast.

Programs : Administrative Office Professional, and more..

Campus Locations :

Portage: 5115 Portage Road Portage, MI 49002

Lansing: 3215 S. Pennsylvania Ave Lansing, MI 48910

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