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

Career Details


Students in Office Administration 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

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.


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.


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.

Students who complete a program in the Finance and Business training area can earn nationally recognized credentials from organizations such as Certiport, which is the national standard in Microsoft training and credentialing.

Office Administration Numbers to Know


National average earning potential for this career


Months to complete career training program


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

Attention to detail
Concern for others

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