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Is a Career in Office Admin Right for You?

By Jay Oun on December 3rd, 2013 in Careers, Office Admin | Join the conversation

Most small to large business corporations have office administrators who run the crucial part of overseeing a company’s daily procedures. The main goal for this administration position is to ensure the business is operating effortlessly with minimal complications.  Duties are wide in range depending on the organization from word processing and creating spreadsheets to customer service. Take a look at these 5 qualifications and see if this is the right industry for you

1. You’re Well-Organized
You are efficient at multi-tasking and prioritizing workloads from the most to least important. High productivity is a must for this position.

2. Good Communication Skills
You have excellent written and oral communication skills for understanding how to send messages clearly and professionally to clients, co-workers and higher ups.

3. Proficient with Computers
You are familiar with popular software such as Microsoft Office and have a typing speed of at least 40 words per minute.

4. Post-Secondary Education
A certificate or diploma relevant to office administration shows employers your capability of doing the job correctly.

5. Relevant Work Experience
Browse for internships or temporary jobs and gain valuable experience for career advancement in the near future.

At Brighton College, students are provided with excellent resources and support for their desired career paths in the administrative field. The Office Administration diploma program gives each student the opportunity to build a foundation of their own and apply what they learned during their practicum. For more information, call Bright College at 604-430-5608!


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