Administrative Assistant Training at Pierce College District 11

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Administrative Assistant Training

The administrative assistant program at Pierce College District 11 prepares students for careers as an administrative assistant, executive assistant, marketing assistant, office manager, or sales assistant. The program focuses on performing the duties of administrative assistants, secretaries, and stenographers. Program courses include: business communications, principles of business law, word processing and data entry, office machines operation and maintenance, office procedures, public relations, secretarial accounting, filing systems and records management, and report preparation. Get more details below including other Washington colleges that offer administrative assistant training.

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Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Administrative Assistant program at Pierce College District 11, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants

Description

Provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings. May also train and supervise lower-level clerical staff.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -5.7% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 5
    • Average Hourly Rate: $28.76
    • Average Annual Salary: $59820
  • Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 590
    • Average Hourly Rate: $26.93
    • Average Annual Salary: $56010

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive

Description

Perform routine clerical and administrative functions such as drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, or providing information to callers.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive employment is expected to grow at a rate of 2.6% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 16
    • Average Hourly Rate: $20.26
    • Average Annual Salary: $42140
  • Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 3
    • Average Hourly Rate: $19.18
    • Average Annual Salary: $39880

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Administrative Assistant Programs in Washington

Administrative Assistant programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Bates Technical College

Tacoma, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 12 students completed this program

Programs

  • Administrative Assistant (C,A)
  • Parts, Warehousing, and Inventory Management Operations (C,A)

Highline Community College

Des Moines, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 37 students completed this program

Programs

  • Administrative Assistant (C)
  • General Office Occupations and Clerical Services (C)
  • Customer Service Support (C)

Olympic College

Bremerton, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 18 students completed this program

Programs

  • Administrative Assistant (C,A)
  • Customer Service Support (C,A)

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Kirkland, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Administrative Assistant (C)
  • General Office Occupations and Clerical Services (C)

Edmonds Community College

Lynnwood, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Administrative Assistant (C)
  • General Office Occupations and Clerical Services (C)
  • Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services (C)

Everett Community College

Everett, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 37 students completed this program

Programs

  • Administrative Assistant (C,A)
  • General Office Occupations and Clerical Services (C,A)

Lower Columbia College

Longview, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 8 students completed this program

Programs

  • Administrative Assistant (C,A)
  • Receptionist (C,A)
  • General Office Occupations and Clerical Services (C,A)
  • Customer Service Support (C,A)

Peninsula College

Port Angeles, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 9 students completed this program

Programs

  • Administrative Assistant (C)
  • Receptionist (C)
  • Data Entry Technology (C)
  • General Office Occupations and Clerical Services (C)

Skagit Valley College

Mount Vernon, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Administrative Assistant (C)
  • Data Entry Technology (C)
  • General Office Occupations and Clerical Services (C)

Yakima Valley Community College

Yakima, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Administrative Assistant (C)
  • General Office Occupations and Clerical Services (C)
  • Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services (C)

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