Employment

Graduates of the Administrative Assistant diploma program will find a wide variety of entry-level positions in business and industry.

  • Local wages generally range between $8 – 12 an hour (except for jobs using a state or federal pay scale).
  • Metropolitan area wages generally range between $12 – 15 an hour.

One of the major advantages of having a diploma in Administrative Assistant is the geographic mobility of this career. Employers all over the country seek well-trained, entry-level office support staff to fill a variety of office needs.

Careers

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data indicate that the number of administrative assistants is expected to increase over the next few years. In the future they will see a more professional approach to their role, including supervision and the expectation by management of higher productivity at all levels.

Job Search

Below are external websites that provide important career information and current job postings. These sites are not part of Alexandria Technical & Community College, and the college has no responsibility for the content of the sites listed.

View the last five years of Graduate Job Placement statistics for this program.


Possible Job Titles

Administrative Assistant, Office Assistant, Executive Assistant, Administrative Secretary or Receptionist