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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

Job growth is expected to rise by 2% over the next 10 years. Plus, there are more than 7,500 current jobs in the Great Lakes Bay Region. 

In this field, it is estimated you could earn $47,097 a year.

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Likely Careers

  • Executive Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • 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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About Delta's Program

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.


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.


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!


Facts & Figures


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


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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