Executive Assistant Degrees: Career Diploma, Associate & Online Training Info

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Your Executive Assistant Diploma will allow you to work with top-level executives on a daily basis and be entrusted with all manner of important tasks. You will study subjects such as accounting, business writing, marketing, commercial law, and human resource management and soon be on your way to an exciting new career! Read the following article to find out more.
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Why enroll in an Executive Assistant Diploma program?

Every busy executive needs someone to keep him or her on track and organized and to take care of all of the necessary details of scheduling, correspondence, etc. - how would you like to be this oh-so-necessary person? With an executive assistant diploma you could make yourself invaluable to some VIP.

Career possibilities

With this diploma you will have all of the necessary skills to serve as an assistant to any high-level manager or executive in a business of any type or size.

Occupational Outlook

Job growth is expected to slow down for all secretarial and administrative positions through the year 2014, but executive assistant positions are expected to be the most in-demand of all of the secretarial occupations. The number of available openings for executive assistants is expected to increase 8% through the year 2014. With the skills and training you will gain through earning your executive assistant diploma you should prove to be a good candidate for any available executive assistant positions.

Salary Information

The 2006 Occupational Outlook Handbook (www.BLS.gov) reports median annual earnings for executive assistants of $34,970 annually. Top-level assistants, though, can earn over $53,460 per year.

Coursework Requirements

  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Professional Skills
  • Business Writing
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Report Writing
  • Business Presentations
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Basics of Commercial Law

Skills you will learn

You will be able to perform such complex tasks as scheduling business travel, arranging for conferences, handling business communications and researching and preparing reports.

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    1. Kaplan University

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    2. Colorado Technical University

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      • Associate of Science in Business Administration
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    3. Indiana Wesleyan University

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      • A.S. Business
      • A.S. General Studies - Business
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    4. American InterContinental University

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      • Associate of Arts in Business Administration
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    5. Herzing University

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      • Associate of Science - Business Studies
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    6. Southern New Hampshire University

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      • AS in Business Administration
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    7. Keiser University

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      • Associate of Arts - Accounting
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    9. Virginia College

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      • Associate: Accounting Specialist

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  • Associate: Business Admin.
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  • AASBA in Event Planning

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