Administrative Assisting One of the Fastest Growing Occupations

MSN recently published an article on the fastest-growing occupations through 2017 and both medical secretaries and administrative assistants made the list!

Medical secretary jobs are projected to grow by 14% in the next four years, creating 76,386 new jobs. This study says medical secretaries earn an average of $15.17 per hour.

Administrative assistant positions, titled receptionists and information clerks in this study, are projected grow by 8%, creating 85,035 new jobs! The median hourly wage for these positions is $12.64.

With all of these job openings, HR managers have had a hard time filling the positions.  This is not because there are not enough applicants, but because there are not enough qualified applicants. As a job seeker, you want to make sure you have the training and skills to fill these positions.  Additional education and certification are two things that can help you meet the requirement.

With Career Step’s online education, you can be prepared for these careers in as little as three months. Through the Executive Assistant course, you can be prepared for an administrative job in any industry. Taking the Medical Administrative Assistant with EHR course will prepare you to meet the demand for trained medical secretaries and other administrative positions in medical facilities.

Our Medical Administrative Assistant with EHR course have recently been updated to teach students about electronic health records (EHRs) and the running of all aspects of any medical office. It also provides up-to-date and provide hands-on experience in various software programs that are frequently used in the workplace.

The Executive Assistant course will teach you the basic and advanced features of the Microsoft Office applications, as well as how to manage a basic business office and handle customer service.

Any of these programs will give you the training you need to hit the ground running in these growing careers! If you are already enrolled, you have already taken the first step toward a new career and the opportunity for financial security. Keep working through the program, prepare for and take certification exams, and be confident that there are positions out there waiting for you after graduation.

If you would like to learn more about the study referred to, check out the full article.

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