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Administrative Assistant

Associate in Business Studies

Program Overview

Are you organized? Like helping others achieve a common goals? This may be a good career path for you. Administrative assistants are important members of the workforce and are a great asset to their managerial team. 

In Delta's program, you'll learn current trends within the industry from experienced instructors who want you to succeed. It's a great way to start your education. 

Earning Potential

Interested in a career as an office professional? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.

Provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls and scheduling meetings. Duties may also include training and supervising lower-level clerical staff.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

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Plan, direct or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations and other office support services.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

Map of Michigan with Delta College's region highlighted.

Provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls and scheduling meetings. You may also train and supervise lower-level clerical staff.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

Map of Michigan with Delta College's region highlighted.

Compile and keep personnel records. Record data for each employee, such as address, weekly earnings, absences, amount of sales or production, supervisory reports, and date of and reason for termination. You may also prepare reports for employment records, file employment records, or search employee files and furnish information to authorized persons.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

Map of Michigan with Delta College's region highlighted.

About Delta's Program

  • Accounting professor working with students in class.
    Amazing office administration and technology faculty

    The office administration and technology faculty are energized, friendly and current with today's office demands. 

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Administrative assistants perform fewer clerical tasks than lower-level office professionals. In addition to receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and answering letters, they may handle more complex responsibilities such as conducting research, preparing statistical reports, and supervising other clerical staff.  

Why you should choose Delta

Co-op opportunities

You can get hands-on experience in your field while you're working toward that degree. I know. It's awesome! Plus, you'll even get paid. That's co-op! Check it out.

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Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.

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Honors Program

The specially-designed courses emphasize creative and critical thinking, providing a unique learning experience. You have more exploration of the subject area with increased faculty and student interaction. Make the most of your Delta experience. Join Honors!

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Facts & Figures

Employees

The U.S. Department of Labor reports that this field employs over 4 million professionals, making it one of the largest in the nation

Increase

The U.S. Department of Labor reports that employment in the Administrative Assistant field is expected to grow by another 11%, which equates to over 490,000 new jobs, by 2020.


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