Most assistants list "customer service," "communication," and "patient care" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important assistant responsibilities here:
We've found that 49.5% of assistants have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 5.4% earned their master's degrees before becoming an assistant. While it's true that most assistants have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every six assistants did not spend the extra money to attend college.
The assistants who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied business and psychology, while a small population of assistants studied criminal justice and communication.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become an assistant. We've found that most assistant resumes include experience from Walmart, Care.com, and Sam's Club. Of recent, Walmart had 292 positions open for assistants. Meanwhile, there are 97 job openings at Care.com and 88 at Sam's Club.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, assistants tend to earn the biggest salaries at Henry Ford Health System, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, and PeaceHealth. Take Henry Ford Health System for example. The median assistant salary is $170,380. At Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, assistants earn an average of $168,614, while the average at PeaceHealth is $168,395. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
We also looked into companies who hire assistants from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include University of California Press, Michigan State University, and Associated Students UCLA.
The industries that assistants fulfill the most roles in are the education and retail industries. But the highest assistant annual salary is in the health care industry, averaging $52,131. In the education industry they make $37,324 and average about $36,331 in the professional industry. In conclusion, assistants who work in the health care industry earn a 77.3% higher salary than assistants in the hospitality industry.