Train for a Career as an Executive Assistant

Career Step’s Executive Assistant program prepares you to work as an administrative or executive assistant in a variety of settings across a broad range of industries. This career path offers many benefits:

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Variety of opportunities

Nearly every industry relies on skilled administrative and executive assistants for many day-to-day operations, providing many choices when selecting a position.

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Financial security

Administrative and executive assistants enjoy competitive salaries, as well as the potential for traditional employment benefits.

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Microsoft Office training

Our program will help you learn how to effectively work with Microsoft Office software and be prepared to earn the Microsoft Office Specialist Master credential.

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Diverse work responsibilities

Administrative and executive assistants often have the chance to work with a variety of people, projects, and tasks on a daily basis as part of their role.

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Quick completion timeline

With this flexible, online course, you can be trained and working as an executive or administrative assistant in as little as three months.

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Affordable pricing

Career Step’s Executive Assistant training is among the best and will help you develop the expertise you need to excel in your new field for only $1,999.

Over 140,000 Career Step learners can’t be wrong. Choose Career Step and train to become executive assistant from the comfort of your home with our flexible program, and change the course of your life.

Executive Assistant Job Description and Earning Potential

What will I be doing as an executive assistant?

Administrative and executive assisting are two of the largest occupations nationwide, and in this field, you'll play an important role in keeping an office running smoothly. The job description of an administrative or executive assistant may vary from position to position, but the duties usually involve managing the day-to-day operations of the office, 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, and providing quality customer service.

Administrative assistants and executive assistants can be found working in schools, government agencies, and corporate settings across a broad range of industries.

How much can I make as an executive assistant?

Salaries for administrative and executive assistants vary by employer, geographic location, and experience. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that the middle 50% of administrative assistants earn between $28,000 and $45,000 a year. Executive assistants typically more, with an average annual salary of over $57,000 a year.

Start your training to become an administrative or executive assistant with Career Step today. You'll gain the knowledge and skills you need to maximize your job opportunities and earning potential through certification.

Is a career as an executive assistant right for you?

Training to become an administrative or executive assistant is a great choice for anyone who is interested in opportunities across a variety of industries, including schools, hospitals, and government and medical offices.

Online Executive Assistant Training Program

How Long Will the Executive Assistant Training Take?

The online Executive Assistant program includes 165 hours of curriculum and is designed to be completed in 3 months of full-time study. However, the online format allows you to study on your own schedule and your own pace, so your course includes 6 months of program access in case you need extra time.

What Will I Be Learning?

Career Step's Online Executive Assistant training program covers:

  • Typing skills
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Grammar and writing
  • Office procedures

The program includes images, videos, and interactive games and assignments to help you learn the material and develop your skills as an executive assistant. The program's focus is on helping you gain the skills you need to earn the Microsoft Office Specialist Master credential and start working as soon as you complete your training.

Want more details about exactly what's included in the program? Download the brochure or program learning objectives to learn more review the learning objectives for each module.

Get working sooner with Career Step

Each of the courses offered by Career Step is designed to provide you with quick, affordable, career-focused training so that you can get started in a new career in as little as three to four months.

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Executive Assistant Course Pricing

What is the price of the Executive Assistant course?

Everything you need to succeed as an executive assistant is included in one, low payment of .

This investment entitles you to an initial 6 months of access to the Executive Assistant course. The online program is designed to be completed in 3 months of full-time study, and we provide you 6 months of access to ensure you have the time you need.

Are Payment Plans or Financial Assistance Available?

Career Step is committed to providing you with an affordable training experience. To provide flexibility, several payment options are available.

What is Included with My Online Course?

Everything you need to succeed is included with your Career Step's online Executive Assistant Course. You'll have:

  • Complete online access to expert-created curriculum
  • Complete ebook library
  • A voucher to take one of the MOS Master national certification exams upon completion (a $120 value)
  • One-on-one support from your trainer and our technical support team
  • Career support designed to help you turn your career training into a job
  • Comprehensive pocket style guide for on-the-job business writing reference

The online Executive Assistant course includes 165 hours of curriculum.

How does Career Step training pay off for learners?

Our career advisors are passionate about helping learners find jobs. Watch this video to hear about all the resources they can provide.

Executive Assistant Program FAQs

Get answers to the most common and important questions about signing up for the Executive Assistant program at Career Step. Our FAQs section provides answers to help you make an informed decision about your career training.

Executive assistants and administrative assistants play an important role in a wide variety of industries, and these professionals are crucial to keeping many offices running smoothly. Responsibilities vary from position to position but often include:

  • Managing the day-to-day operations of the office
  • Organizing and maintaining files and records, both paper and electronic
  • Planning and scheduling meetings and appointments
  • Managing projects and conducting research
  • Purchasing supplies
  • Preparing and editing correspondence, reports, and presentations
  • Making travel and guest arrangements
  • Planning and coordinating events
  • Providing a good first impression of the business

Administrative assistants and executive assistants can be found working in schools, government agencies, and corporate settings across a broad range of industries.

Administrative assistants and executive assistants can be found working in schools, government agencies, and corporate settings across a broad range of industries. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that this field will grow by nearly 119,000 new jobs. Job opportunities are expected to be especially high for those who have a strong background in computer software applications, and with Career Step training you'll train with Microsoft Office 2016 software so you can become a certified Microsoft Office Specialist Master.

Take a peek inside the Career Step training program and find out what sets our training apart in our quick information session video.

The U.S. Department of Labor report states that the middle 50% of administrative assistants nationwide earn between $28,000 and $45,000 annually. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that executive assistants earn more, reporting average annual salaries of over $57,000 a year. You may also qualify for benefits as an administrative assistant or executive assistant.

Certification is not required for employment. However, the U.S. Department of Labor states, "[Job] opportunities should be best for applicants with extensive knowledge of computer software applications." The Career Step Executive Assistant program prepares you for the Microsoft Office Specialist Master credential with training on the Microsoft Office 2016 software applications. Earning the MOS Master credential will prove your knowledge of software applications and increase your job opportunities and earning potential, and a free exam voucher to take a Microsoft Office Specialist exam is included with the course upon completion (a $120 value).

Career Step has been training quality professionals for over 25 years and offers a comprehensive training program that prepares learners to work as administrative assistants and executive assistants. With Career Step, you can train affordably without sacrificing quality, learn from comprehensive curriculum developed by industry professionals, take advantage of live learner and career support, and quickly gain the specialized skills and business knowledge you need to succeed as an administrative assistant or executive assistant. We're committed to helping you achieve your goals, and Career Step provides everything you need to succeed!

In order to be admitted, you must be at least 18 years of age and either a) have a high school diploma or a General Education Development Certificate (GED), or b) pass the Career Step Pre-Training Assessment Test. There are no specific skills or experience that are considered prerequisites for entry into the Career Step training program.

The Career Step Executive Assistant program is offered entirely online, providing 24/7 access to all material and allowing you to progress through the curriculum on your own schedule and at your own pace. The program is broken into modules, or course subjects, all of which focus on helping you build the essential knowledge and skills of an executive assistant. The course includes training on Microsoft Office 2016 software, and upon completion, learners have the knowledge and skills necessary to sit for the Microsoft Office Specialist Master certification exam.

See what makes Career Step different in our quick introduction.

Career Step learner support includes access to:

  • Learner Support Trainers and Advisors who have professional experience in the industry and are uniquely qualified to answer questions about both the curriculum and the industry. They provide timely answers to questions about the program material and offer a number of personal consultations throughout the training to help learners master important concepts.

  • Technical Support Advisors who are knowledgeable, experienced, and available six days a week to help you work through any technical or computer issues encountered within the training program.

  • Career Support Advisors who help you transition to the workforce after completion. Your Career Advisors will help prepare the best resume, develop solid interview skills, and teach you valuable job search techniques.

Though the course is entirely online, you'll never be on your own. Career Step's learner support team is available to offer personal, ongoing support all the way through the training program.

See what a few Career Step learners had to say about their experiences with Career Step’s learner support.

The Career Step Executive Assistant training program includes 165 completion hours. Since the program is completely self-paced and the online training format allows you the flexibility to study as much or as little as your schedule allows, the time it takes you to complete the course will vary from other learners. Some learners are able to complete their training program in as little as 1 or 2 months and others, who are more limited in the time they can devote to the course, take longer (for example, learners who can devote about 10 hours a week may finish in about 4 months).

Every learner who signs up for the Career Step Executive Assistant training program receives an initial 6-month period of course access. Though the program is designed to be completed in 3 months of full-time study, you'll have a full 6 months to complete your training. If you need extra time to complete the course after your initial 6-months of access, we have extensions available for purchase.

Career Step offers personalized, post-completion resources for your job search, including:

  • Personal consultation with a Career Advisor
  • Personalized interview tutorials and training
  • Individual resume and cover letter review, tips, and advice
  • A MOS Master certification exam voucher upon completion (a $120 value)
  • Access to Career Step's help hotline for six months after completion

These resources offer the personalized help you need after completion to quickly and easily transition to the workplace. With this individualized help and attention, the majority of our learners are hired within a few months of completion.

Learn more about Career Step’s career support in this quick interview with several of our Career Advisors.

Your course includes everything you will need to train for a successful career as an administrative assistant or executive assistant. Your course includes:

  • Access to expert-created curriculum
  • Complete ebook library
  • One-on-one help from learner and technical support
  • A MOS Master certification exam voucher upon completion (a $120 value)
  • Valuable career resources

We realize that one of the most important questions tied to career training is how it will be paid for. Because this is such a big part of the decision of whether or not to go back to school, Career Step has designed several financial assistance and payment options. Please visit our Financial Assistance page for more information.

It takes 2-3 business days to process the application, depending on method of payment. Once the payment is processed you will be emailed your course login and password and can start training immediately. Additional course materials are shipped UPS Ground after the payment is processed. The average wait is about 7-10 days.


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