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I am wanting to become an Administrative assistant what classes do I need to take?

What programs will benifit me in trying to obtain an Administrative assistant job. Are there college courses that I would benifit from? Does a person need a degree to get to be an Administrative assistant? Please point me in the right direction. Thank you

Asked By: sweet_n_sassy2204 - 2/27/2007
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There are some certification programs/classes out there that may be helpful, but in general, you need: - Excellent communication skills (verbal and writing) - Typing - Computer skills - basic office automation tools (ie Microsoft Officie) - Organization skills Good luck.
Answered By: Michele B - 2/27/2007
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You may want to look into communication, sales, composition and some basic business or business management classes.
Answered By: matt s - 2/27/2007
 
I done a traineeship. It is where you work doing business admin and study to get your certificate at the same time. The business pays for it all, it's the way to go. I'm in australia though. You have to complete Certificate 3 in business administration.
Answered By: pink_dragonfly_1986 - 2/27/2007
 
short skirt, high heels,and a knock your socks off top....your in
Answered By: jeff b - 2/27/2007
 
AA is simply a receptionist. This is the kind of job that only requires a HS diploma. If you are going to take a course, take something that teaches more than just answering telephones and filing.
Answered By: I'm Gonna Tell You - 2/27/2007
 
You will need to take an Executive Secretarial course at your local community college. You'll be good to go. Duration is approximately 6-9 months. Email me if you have any further questions...I graduated with a 98% average and loved every minute of it. I got pretty sh*tty grades in highschool!
Answered By: curlyk2002 - 2/27/2007
 
Administrative assistant is just another title for secretary. There are lots of titles for secretary...legal secretary, medical, executive, etc... More
Answered By: dragonsong - 2/27/2007
 
The hell with going to school for a job in Administrative Assistant, schooling for such position is a waste of time and money. Go to your local library or bookstore and pick up on some self-help books... More
Answered By: Inquisit - 2/27/2007
 
to be more than just a secretary or receptionist - it pays to do a Business Administration course at the local college.
Answered By: Francesca Thomas - 2/27/2007
 
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