A Day in the Life

Office Specialists are responsible for keeping an organization running smoothly by executing and overseeing administrative support. This career comes with a wide variety of responsibilities from greeting visitors, writing emails and phone support, to handling and filing paperwork, or overseeing vendors. 

Also Known As...

Office Specialists can have different titles at different organizations. Here are the top job titles associated with this career:
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Office Assistants
  • Office Managers 
  • Administrative Coordinators

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By the Numbers

Between July 2019 and June 2020, there were 434,904 unique jobs posted for Office Specialists. The average number of monthly hires over the same period was 133,517 with a median salary of $36,629.

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How to Get There

  • Foundation: Business Writing Skills
  • Intermediate: Building Effective Presentations
  • Advanced: Data Management

The Foundational track starts with the writing skills required to begin your career as an Office Administrator.

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