Executive Office Administration Degrees: Career Diploma, Associate & Online Course Info

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An Executive Office Administration diploma will allow you to find employment in a variety of clerical occupations including marketing assistant, human resources assistant, payroll clerk, or desktop support specialist. You will study subjects including word processing, business math, communications, databases, and executive office procedures. Read the following article to find out more.
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Why earn an Executive Office Administration diploma?

If you would like to work as a top-level office assistant, but in a certain area of specialization, then choose an executive office administration diploma, which can be tailored to suit to your interests and career goals.

Career possibilities

If you want to work as a marketing assistant, you may wish to pursue a marketing major where you will study about sales techniques and e-commerce. You could choose a human resources major if you'd like to work in the field of personnel administration. The training you will receive in career and benefits administration will be helpful in this area. An applications major will emphasize the different types of business hardware and software you will be using, and prepare you for a career as a data entry clerk or desktop support specialist. A business accounting major will let you work as a bookkeeper or accounting or payroll clerk.

Occupational outlook

Job growth in most of these clerical fields is expected to be slow (under 8%) through the year 2014, again according to the 2006 Occupational Outlook Handbook (www.BLS.gov). Slow growth does not mean no growth, however, and job openings will occur as people retire or are promoted. Specialized skills and training such as those you will have received in your diploma program will make you a very competitive candidate to work in this field - and maybe you yourself will soon be the one who moves onwards and upwards due to promotion!

Salary information

Salaries will vary by specialty, with entry-level human resources and marketing clerks and assistants and data entry clerks earning salaries in the mid-20,000s annually, and bookkeeping and accounting clerks earning upwards of $28,000 per year according to the 2006 Occupational Outlook Handbook (www.BLS.gov).

Coursework requirements

  • Business Math
  • Word Processing
  • Internet Applications
  • Business Presentations
  • Communications
  • Databases and Spreadsheets
  • Accounting
  • Executive Office Procedures

Skills you will learn

Depending on your area of emphasis, you will learn marketing and sales techniques, human resources management, business computer applications, and accounting and bookkeeping procedures.

Popular Schools

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    1. Kaplan University

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • Associate: Business Admin. - Office Mgmt
      • Associate: Business Admin.
      • AASBA in Small Business Management
      • AASBA -Entrepreneurship
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Indiana Wesleyan University

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • A.S. Business
      • A.S. General Studies - Business
      • A.S. General Studies - Entrepreneurship
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Herzing University

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • Associate of Science - Business Management
      • Associate of Science - Business Studies
  • Campus and Online Programs
    4. Virginia College

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • Associate: Medical Office Admin.
      • Associate's - Business Admin
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Keiser University

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • Associate of Arts - Accounting
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Excelsior College

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • AAS in Administrative and Management Studies
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    Pellissippi State Technical Community College

  • Online Programs Available
    8. American InterContinental University

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • Associate of Arts in Business Administration

Featured Schools

Kaplan University

  • Associate: Business Admin. - Office Mgmt
  • Associate: Business Admin.
  • AASBA in Small Business Management

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Indiana Wesleyan University

  • A.S. Business
  • A.S. General Studies - Business
  • A.S. General Studies - Entrepreneurship

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Herzing University

  • Associate of Science - Business Management
  • Associate of Science - Business Studies

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Virginia College

  • Associate: Medical Office Admin.
  • Associate's - Business Admin

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Keiser University

  • Associate of Arts - Accounting

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Excelsior College

  • AAS in Administrative and Management Studies

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American InterContinental University

  • Associate of Arts in Business Administration

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