Job Corps
Train

Office Administration

FINANCE AND BUSINESS

Description

Office administrators perform daily duties that include financial planning, record keeping, billing, personnel, inventory, and logistics, within a business.

Career Details

Skills

Students in are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Using computers and the internet to manage databases, type documents, and e-mail
  • Answering telephones and giving information to callers, taking messages, or transferring calls to the appropriate individuals
  • Creating, maintaining, and entering information into databases
  • Using photocopiers, scanners, and fax machines, and performing other office duties

Career Options

Career Options

Most Office Administration graduates go to work in both large and small offices. Although secretaries and administrative assistants work in nearly every industry, many are concentrated in schools, hospitals, government agencies, and legal and medical offices. Most work full time.

Requirements

Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Credentials

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:

  • Attention to detail
  • Concern for others
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Integrity

Office Administration Numbers to Know

$34K

National average earning potential for this career

8-12

Months needed to complete career training

77

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