Office Administration

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The Office Administration curriculum is designed for those students who wish to continue study in office administration at a four-year institution or to enter the job market immediately.

A degree program in office administration is designed to prepare students for roles as office managers, administrators and secretaries for various types of businesses and corporations. Although degrees in administration are mostly offered at the associate’s level, there are some schools offering a Bachelor of Science in Office Administration program.

Education

Most individuals interested in a career in office administration either attend a 2-year associate’s degree program in the field or gain direct on-the-job training. There are a few schools, however, that offer 4-year bachelor’s degree programs in office administration. These programs provide students with a background in computer skills, office equipment, management, human resources and business law. Some four year schools refer to this degree program as information managment.

What can I expect from a career in Office Administration?

Office administrators provide administrative and business support to an individual or an entire office. They answer e-mail correspondence, set up scheduling programs, order office supplies, book travel, make databases, keep filing systems intact and provide any amount of additional assistance required by owners, executives and other business personnel. Some specific industries, such as the health care and legal fields, offer more detailed degree programs for aspiring office administrators.

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