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.

Popular Schools

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    1. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • Associate: Business Admin.
      • Associate: Business Admin.
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Post University

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • A.S. in Management
      • A.S. in Management
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Colorado Christian University

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • Business Administration, A.S.
      • Business Administration, A.S.
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Columbia Southern University

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • AS - Business
      • AS - Business
  • Campus and Online Programs
    5. Vista College

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • Business Administration and Leadership, AAS (online)
      • Business Administration and Leadership, AAS (online)
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Florida Tech

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • AA in Management
      • AA in Business Administration
  • Sugar Grove, IL

    Waubonsee Community College

  • Morganton, NC

    Western Piedmont Community College

  • Blue Ash, OH

    University of Cincinnati

  • Online Programs Available
    10. Keiser University

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • Associate of Arts - Accounting

Featured Schools

Purdue University Global

  • Associate: Business Admin.

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Post University

  • A.S. in Management

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Colorado Christian University

  • Business Administration, A.S.

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Columbia Southern University

  • AS - Business

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Vista College

  • Business Administration and Leadership, AAS (online)

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Florida Tech

  • AA in Management
  • AA in Business Administration

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Waubonsee Community College

Western Piedmont Community College