The Executive Assistant Program

Start your corporate career at the top (without the stress of being the boss).

You'll always speak with a real human.
Our Career Advisors know their stuff. And they're super nice.

A Tiny Investment for Infinite Success

You’re busy. You’ve got bills to pay. And you need stability. With one small investment in our executive assistant certificate program, you could find the peace of mind, salary, and job satisfaction you’ve been looking for. And guess what? You could have it all in just a few short months.

  • 155 Hours of Study

  • 3 Month Program Completion Time

  • $46,000–$74,000 Average Annual Salary*

This Could Be the Perfect Job for You

Are you super organized and great at getting stuff done? Then you’ll love being an executive or administrative assistant.

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6 Reasons to Complete Your Executive Assistant Training With CareerStep

Be done training soon.

You can finish your training and be job-ready in as little as 12 weeks with full-time study. (But take up to half a year if you need.)

Study on your schedule.

24/7 Web access means you can learn whenever and wherever you want, fitting study time in and around your everyday life.

Ask for help anytime.

Our training is online, but you’re never alone. Real people support you every step of the way via phone, live chat, and email.

Pay a small price.

Executive assistant training costs little compared to what you could soon be making annually. Or compared to what you’ll earn throughout your career.

Make good money.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average annual salary for executive assistants is $59,340 and ranges up to $74,460.* (You may get good benefits too.)

Work practically anywhere.

You’ll be qualified for countless job opportunities because nearly every industry relies on skilled executive administrative assistants for day-to-day operations.

Our Happy Learners Say It Best

"CareerStep is easy to learn, hands on and at your pace for the most part. I'm not good in a classroom setting. This program allows me to go over a section more than once to get the understanding I need. Plus the staff is always willing to help where they can to make you feel comfortable and understand what you’re learning. I would take another course with CareerStep."

Rosemarie W.

CareerStep Learner


1. Start today.

Begin your training (and transformation) right now.


2. Finish fast.

Complete your training in record-time.


3. Get hired.

With community support and interview training.

Ready to Dive In?

Register online now to enroll in the Executive Assistant program.

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Program Overview

Our online executive and administrative assistant training program was created with two simple goals in mind, adapt to you and help you succeed.

  • 3-month Completion
  • Self-Paced Study
  • Anywhere, Anytime Learning
  • 1:1 (Human) Support
  • 3 Exam Vouchers (a $300 value!)
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What You'll Learn

Our executive assistant courses are the quickest way to reset your career and retool yourself with valuable new skills (and priceless confidence).

Computer Fundamentals

Navigate the Windows® operating system environment, install and operate software, and troubleshoot basic computer problems.

Microsoft® Office 2019

Earn the Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate certification by mastering Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and Outlook—the core software programs most businesses rely on.

Business Procedures

Keep modern offices running like clockwork, from office systems and equipment to purchasing, billing, scheduling, and more.

Writing & Communication

Polish up your written and verbal skills (so you sound like a pro) while upgrading your typing skills and speed.

Your Questions—Answered

A highly capable person that works closely with upper management and C-suite executives. They facilitate all administrative tasks on behalf of executives, from scheduling to correspondence to oversight of projects. (You might say executive assistants are VIPs to CXOs.)

A lot. You'll play a vital role in keeping offices running smoothly and productively. The job description of executive administrative assistant varies from position to position, but usually involves the following:

  • Managing day-to-day operations
  • Organizing and maintaining files and records
  • Planning and scheduling meetings and appointments
  • Managing projects and conducting research
  • Preparing and editing correspondence
  • Creating reports and presentations
  • Making travel and guest arrangements
  • Providing quality customer service

You can earn a great income with job security and plenty of upward mobility. Of course, salaries vary by employer, location, and experience, but according to the U.S. Department of Labor the middle 50% of executive assistants earn an average income of $59,340, with salaries ranging from $46,530 to $74,460. The bottom- and top-payed ten percent earn $36,950 and $89,310 respectively. (Administrative assistants earn between $28,000 and $45,000 per year.) You may also be eligible for healthcare and other valuable benefits.

$2,599. Not much in comparison to what you could be earning in as little three months. And the cost is next to nothing when you consider what you'll earn throughout the course of your career. Financial aid and flexible payment options are available too. We can even help you secure government grants if you’re eligible, some of which cover 100% of training costs.

Executive assistant certification is not required for employment, but it will increase your job opportunities and earning potential, as well as set you apart from other job seekers. The U.S. Department of Labor says that job opportunities are “best for applicants with extensive knowledge of computer software applications.” The executive and administrative assistant training program prepares you for the Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate credential and includes a free voucher to take the exam, a $100 value.

Your training plan for administrative assistant is pretty simple. No specific skills or experience are required. Just be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate. Optionally, you can pass the CareerStep Pre-Training Assessment Test. Then sign up for our executive assistant training online. Pass the course and let us help you in your search for that first awesome job.

Training People Trust

Get Trained. Get Hired.

This program includes unparalleled training, career support, and coaching. It’s a faster, cheaper alternative to traditional schooling.

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Need a Hand With the Fee? We Got Your Back.

Make Small, Easy Payments

We’re flexible and totally committed to working with you to find affordable down and monthly payments.

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Let the Government Pay Your Way

My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) funds for military spouses are available now and may cover up to 100% of your program cost!

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