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Administrative Office Technology

What can I do in administrative office technology?

Administrative office professionals provide many skills that are essential for the smooth operation of large and small offices, including document preparation, responding to telephone, written, electronic and in-person inquiries. They arrange meetings, organize events, arrange travel, and may perform some limited bookkeeping, payroll and accounting functions.

What characteristics and skills do I need to work in this field?

Many abilities and skills are essential to success in today’s office environment, including the ability to use computers, standard office equipment and a wide array of software applications (i.e., word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, database, email and computerized scheduling programs). Other pertinent skills include information processing and other software application skills, strong interpersonal communication skills, critical thinking and attention to detail. General business concepts and skills, including accounting, marketing, communications and problem solving are also helpful.

Where can I work?

Career opportunities are available in positions such as secretaries, administrative assistants, administrative specialists, executive assistants, office managers, and other administrative support positions in business, industry, medical or legal offices.

What does Trident Technical College offer?

In addition to preparing students for broad career opportunities in the administrative office technology field, Trident Technical College offers a specialization for those interested in medical office specialist positions.