Career Step has launched its new Executive Assistant program with Microsoft Office 2010 training. The new course is designed to prepare students for careers as executive or administrative assistants in less than 3 months.
“Knowing how to effectively use various office software programs is becoming increasingly important for administrative and executive assistants across a variety of industries,” said Career Step Vice President of Academics Jerolyn Carter. “We’ve updated our administrative assistant curriculum with training for the 2010 Microsoft Office suite of programs to prepare students for both administrative and executive assistant positions.”
The new course includes over 90 hours of training on the 2010 Microsoft Office programs and prepares students to sit for the Microsoft Office Specialist Master certification exam immediately upon graduation. The Microsoft Office Specialist Master credential certifies that professionals have demonstrated expertise in the Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint programs. Many employers are beginning to require proficiency in these programs as a pre-requisite to employment, putting Career Step students ahead of the curve as they apply for jobs in this growing field.
Administrative and executive assistants comprise one of the largest occupations in the nation—the U.S. Department of Labor reports that over 4 million professionals were employed in this field in 2010. The field is expected to generate over 490,000 new jobs by 2020 and reports an average yearly salary range of $25,000 to $39,000.
The new Career Step Executive Assistant training program prepares students for this growing job market in 160 hours of curriculum. The program is primarily focused in helping students gain advanced Microsoft Office skills, preparing them to earn their Microsoft Office Specialist Master credential. The curriculum also includes training in office procedures, scheduling, communication skills, and business writing.
For more information on the new Career Step Executive Assistant training program, visit CareerStep.com/execassistant or call 1-800-411-7073.