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Office Assistant


- Grade 12 or equivalentOR- Mature student status (18 years of age or older) and a passing score on the entrance examination

Benefits of this program

- Enter a field with a $22/hour median wage- Learn Sage 50 accounting software- Study at a campus close to home* 2020 'office assistant'

Employment Opportunities

- Clerk- Office Assistant- Accounting Assistant- Bookkeeper- Executive Secretary- Receptionist- Office Supervisor

The business world is a constantly changing environment with opportunities for those individuals with the skills necessary to adapt to those changes. Students in the Office Assistant program develop the skill sets needed to work in any office environment, big or small.

Graduates of this program enter the workforce with a strong grasp of the Microsoft Office suite and related business software, such as MS Project. Students will develop general business skills, comprehensive bookkeeping skills, and organizational skills, as part of their studies. They will also gain hands-on experience with popular accounting software packages. The Office Assistant program preps students for all office administration tasks including creating flow charts, graphs, and diagrams.


Qestions & Answers

An Office Assistant’s responsibilities include taking calls from customers and delivering messages while also using basic office equipment like faxes or scanners. They help maintain files to keep track of important documents, organize travel arrangements, manage supply inventory and perform data entry as required.

Office assistant jobs are incredibly in-demand in Toronto and the GTA so, having the skills necessary for this kind of role could help you to stand out from the crowd. At the heart of the business, an office assistant is expected to have a plethora of skills that allow them to be able to support the smooth running of the office.

Office assistants need to have lots of common and easy-to-build skills and knowing what these are skills is important. With an office assistant program, you can find the areas where you may need to improve and what necessary skills you need to develop.

A few of the key skills needed by office assistants below.
Communication,Organization,Time Management,Technology Skills,Problem-solving,Resourcefulness,Attention to Detail

Here are some common tasks associated with the role of an Office Assistant:

Administrative Support,Filing and Organization,Reception Duties,Scheduling and Calendar Management,Office Supplies Management,Basic Accounting Tasks,Assistance with Meetings and Events,Customer Service,Technology Assistance,Travel Arrangements,Document Preparation,Team Collaboration,Task Prioritization,Flexibility and Adaptability,Meeting Room Setup,Basic IT Maintenance,Document Distribution,Follow-Up Communications,Inventory Management

Many entry-level Office Assistant positions require a high school diploma or its equivalent (such as a GED). This level of education is often sufficient for basic administrative tasks.

Here are some common career paths that often begin with an administrative assistant role:

Assistant manager, Office administrator, Marketing coordinator, Human resources coordinator, Accounting clerk, Executive secretary, Customer service representative, Paralegal, Sales associate, Office manager, Project manager.

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