Job Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor, employment is projected to grow at 12 percent, about as fast as the average. Job openings for secretaries and administrative assistants will be among the largest number due to growth and the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations. Opportunities should be best for applicants with extensive knowledge of computer software applications.

Potential Earnings

According the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the U.S. Department of Labor, annual starting salaries for office administrators is $22,000.The average annual salary for office professions is $34,600 with up to $56,000 for experienced professionals.