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Administrative Support

Secretaries and administrative assistants perform routine clerical and administrative duties.

Administrative Support

Administrative Support

52.0301.00
 

Courses

Digital Literacy
Accounting I
MOS: Microsoft Office Specialist
Ethical Leadership

Career Ready

MOS Certification (3 of 3)
ASK—Business Concepts
Accounting EOP

Post Secondary Education

Associate in Applied Science Business Studies
Administrative Office Technology

Career Information

Work environment

Although secretaries and administrative assistants work in nearly every industry, many are employed in schools, hospitals, and government, legal, and medical offices. Most work full time.

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High school graduates who have experience using computer software applications usually qualify for entry-level positions. Although most secretaries learn their job in several weeks, many legal and medical secretaries require additional training to learn industry-specific terminology. Executive secretaries usually need several years of related work experience.

Pay

The median annual wage for secretaries and administrative assistants was $38,880 in May 2018.

Job Outlook

Employment of secretaries and administrative assistants is projected to decline 7 percent from 2018 to 2028. Most job openings will result from the need to replace workers who leave the occupation.

Courses

Administrative Support Career Pathway 4 Year Course of Studies

Freshman
English
Math
Science
Social Studies*
Digital Literacy
Health/PE
Elective
Sophomore
English
Math*
Science
Social Studies*
Accounting 1
Elective
Elective
Junior
English*
Math*
Science*
Social Studies*
MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist)
Elective†
Elective
Senior
English*
Math*
Arts & Humanities
Elective†
Ethical Leadership
Elective
Elective
* Advanced Placement Options     † Dual Credit

Administrative Support & ATC News & Events

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Health Occupations Pinning Ceremony

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