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The Administration Assistant Program: San Antonio Tx Edition

The Life of an Administrative Assistant They tend to be one of the first people you see in an office. They can work in private businesses, governments, schools, and in the legal, medical, and health care industries. They are administrative assistants. The components of their work are many. They prepare documents and memos, organize files, schedule appointments and manage event calendars, answer calls and emails, perform basic bookkeeping tasks, and support other staff as needed for an efficient office place. They often work full-time, but can easily find part-time or temporary work. According to the United States Bureau of Labor, their median salary is $35,970 per year, and the career path is slated to grow 3 percent between 2014 and 2024. While you can learn on-the-job through an entry-level position, administrative assistants, especially in certain fields such as legal and medical, benefit from training to learn industry-specific software, terminology, and procedures. Executive assistants need several years’ of work experience.

Licenses and Certifications Although not required, you can obtain certification to indicate your competency and proficiency to employers. This can increase your likelihood of finding employment and commanding a higher salary. For example, the International Association of Administrative Professionals offers a Certified Administrative Professional certification which requires their candidates have at least two years of relevant work experience, and pass an examination too. Other industries, such as legal, have their own specific certifications.

The Administrative Assistant Program at Southern Careers Institute If you have a passion to assist people in a business setting, take a look at the administration assistant program San Antonio TX of Southern Careers Institute (SCI). This 27 week program provides the fundamentals to becoming a well-rounded and successful administrative assistant. Subjects include accounting foundations, word processing, keyboarding, office procedures, executive assisting, customer service, and more. Externships and lab work round out your education. Your training is based on hands-on learning to give you the knowledge and practical skills needed to run and maintain an organized and efficient office.

You will gain your education using software for creating documents, as well as databases for managing, analyzing, and evaluating information. After completing this program, SCI’s career placement counselors will help you find the right employer for your skill set. Additionally, you will be eligible for various certifications, including Microsoft Outlook Certified and Microsoft Word Certified. In addition to working as an administrative assistant, you will also gain the skills needed to find entry-level employment as a word processor, clerical worker, customer service representative, or executive assistant. The administration assistant program San Antonio TX will cost approximately $13,400 in fees and tuition. For the 2013-2014 graduating year, 65% of students finished in 27 weeks, and 91% of students who successfully completed the program obtained employment in this field.

Your Career is Here If you want a practical career with opportunities across many fields, consider the administration assistant program San Antonio TX. With their qualified and experienced instructors, current software, and work placement components, you can be sure that your new career is right around the corner.  

 

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What SCI Students Are Saying

“I made a complete career change when I started my training at Southern Careers Institute. I needed a stable career to continue providing for my growing family. SCI provided me with the medical terminology and know how that I needed to understand and acquire a career in the medical field. SCI taught me that it doesn’t matter where you are in life right now; you always have room to advance and learn.”

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Denise S.
Medical Assistant

“I am extremely grateful for the assistance I received from SCI’s Career Services team. I enjoy where I work and what I do. SCI has helped me succeed in life by getting me the necessary education and by making me a stronger and more confident person.”

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Raquel S.

“Once I graduated from SCI, I had a sense of accomplishment that helped me through the job search process. SCI provided me with the opportunity to brush up on my skills, extend my accounting knowledge, and they boosted my self-confidence. I went to work two days after my last day of school.”

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Annette D.
Business Accounting

“When my youngest child graduated from high school, I told my husband that it was my time. I went back to school to change careers after spending 37 years in the business field. At SCI, the instructors are professional, and they care about what they are teaching you, as well as expect you to give 100% in return. I had problems understanding how to draw in syringes and give injections. I requested extra help from a knowledgeable instructor, and I was able to receive one-on-one training. Today, I draw injections for approximately 100 patients each week. I am very confident in what I’ve learned. SCI has given me the chance to do what I always wanted to do. Thank you for my education. I am doing wonderful.”

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Bonnie M
Medical Assistant

“I am now a certified Lab Tech. SCI helped me get an externship, and I came out with a job. After my little sister had cancer, I knew I wanted a career in the medical field that allowed me to help others. I am happy about what I do.”

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Sidney B
Medical Assistant

“The best place ever!! Ms.Tonia rocks she is the best teacher… I love going to school my time there is amazing.”

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Andrea Garcia

“Southern Careers went beyond my expectations. Very impressed. The assistance I got from Career Services is truly amazing. They really went out of their way to get me placed. They really care and I am grateful to all of them.”

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Olga C.

“Southern Careers Institute totally surpassed my expectations. Once I finished school, the Career Services team helped me find a job. I would tell anyone thinking about starting career training that you have nothing to lose and a lot to gain. I wish I would have started my training sooner.”

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Valerie D.

“I am very happy with where I am and where I’m going. Through high school, I struggled with math. When I came to SCI, I enrolled in the Business Accounting Specialist program to see if I could do it. SCI provided me with the accounting skills I needed to help me find a career. Now, I have an amazing career and room to grow in the company.”

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Crystal H.
Business Accounting

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