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Virtual Assistant

Advanced Certificate

Program Overview

Would you like the flexibility to work full time from home? Virtual assistant is a newly emerging career choice for talented individuals that enjoy communicating with and serving clients using state-of-the-art technology. A career as a virtual assistant allows you a flexible work schedule, following your employer's schedule and guidelines.

Earning Potential

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

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.

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Compile information and records to draw up purchase orders for procurement of materials and 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.

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Perform duties too varied and diverse to be classified in any specific office clerical occupation, requiring knowledge of office systems and procedures. Clerical duties may be assigned in accordance with the office procedures of individual establishments and may include a combination of answering telephones, bookkeeping, typing or word processing, stenography, office machine operation and filing.

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

The Virtual Assistant program at Delta College will provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to support clients in an administrative capacity in a virtual setting. Related coursework includes Web Content Development, New Media Writing and Creating and Managing the Virtual Office.

As a virtual assistant, you will be responsible for a variety of clerical and administrative duties that are necessary to run and maintain organizations efficiently. You will use current technology to communicate electronically with colleagues from a remote location. Leaders within organizations rely on virtual assistants to perform complex responsibilities such as conducting market research, using web presence technology, using software and web-based applications to meet the needs of remote clients, and handling multiple priorities. 

Why you should choose Delta

Convenience

Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has learning centers so you can take classes even closer to home.  

EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS

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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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

Office Professionals

An entry-level Virtual Assistant with less than five years of experience can expect to earn an average annual total compensation of $31,000. (PayScale.com)

 Save big

Most virtual assistants build a client base and are hired to complete a specific project that may last one month or over one year in length.


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