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

Campus Locations :

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

Chattanooga: 721 Eastgate Loop Chattanooga, TN 37411

Baton Rouge: 9501 Cortana Pl. Baton Rouge, LA 70815

Biloxi: 920 Cedar Lake Rd. Biloxi, MS 39532

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

Prepare for an exciting new career at the Milan Institute.

Programs : Administrative Specialist, and more..

Campus Locations :

Visalia: 3356 South Fairway Visalia, CA 93277

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

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

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

Campus Locations :

Scranton: Scranton, PA 18501

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

Career-focused education designed to help you get the job you deserve.

Programs : Business Office Administration, and more..

Campus Locations :

Largo: 1199 E Bay Drive Largo, FL 33770

Melbourne: 2401 N. Harbor City Blvd. Melbourne, FL 32935

A Tradition of Excellence since 1918 No matter what occupation you choose to pursue, the competition for a good job is fierce. Lansdale School of Business (LSB) can help you stand out from the rest by teaching you the specific skills you need to succeed in the career you desire.

Programs : Diploma-Administrative Office Specialist, Associate Degree-Office Operations Management, and more..

Campus Locations :

Warminster: 732 Louis Drive Warminster, PA 18974

North Wales: 290 Wissahickon Avenue North Wales, PA 19454

Get started on your career with an education from Harrison College.

Programs : Administrative Professional, Office Assistant, Administrative Professional, and more..

Campus Locations :

Indianapolis: 500 North Meridian Street Suite 500 Indianapolis, IN 46204

Grove City: 3880 Jackpot Road Grove City, OH 43123

Columbus: 2222 Poshard Drive Columbus, IN 47203

Fort Wayne: 6413 North Clinton Street Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Anderson: 140 East 53rd Street Anderson, IN 46013

Lafayette: 4705 Meijer Court Lafayette, IN 47905

Elkhart: 56075 Parkway Avenue Elkhart, IN 46516

Evansville: 4601 Theatre Drive Evansville, IN 47715

Terre Haute: 1378 South State Road 46 Terre Haute, IN 47802

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