Office Assistants are known for having more than just Office Supplies, Data Entry, and Customer Service. You can read about other common personality traits here:
Now that you have the skills necessary to secure a career in your dream job, we've taken it a step further to figure out what type of education might be necessary or helpful. The results showed that 39.0% of Office Assistants have graduated with a bachelor's degree. What's more is that 6.9% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While it may be true that some Office Assistants have a college degree, you may find it also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every five Office Assistants were not college graduates.
Those Office Assistants who do attend college, typically earn either Business degrees or Psychology degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for Office Assistants include Health Care Administration degrees or Accounting degrees.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you're prepared to start applying to become an Office Assistant. We've found that typically Office Assistants are mostly employed at Robert Half International, McDonald's, and Helzberg Diamond Shops. Of recent, Robert Half International had 30 positions open for Office Assistants. Meanwhile, there are 26 job openings at McDonald's and 19 at Helzberg Diamond Shops.
If you're in it for the money, you'll want to apply for positions at Health First, Entercom Communications, and Activision Blizzard as that's where Office Assistants seem to make the most money. Let's take a closer look. At Health First, the average Office Assistant salary is $68,002. Whereas at Entercom Communications, Office Assistants earn roughly $58,879. And at Activision Blizzard, they make an average salary of $41,557. Before you get too excited over those salary numbers, you should make sure that securing a job at these companies is doable. For example, while Health First has 0 job listings for Office Assistants, Entercom Communications and Activision Blizzard have 0 and 1 job listings respectively.
Salaries aside, the most respected Office Assistants are working at The Ohio State University, Boston University, and Laboratory For Physical Sci. By assessing which schools Office Assistants mainly earn their degrees, and comparing that with the companies that have hired a significant number of Office Assistants from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, we're able to determine the most prestigious companies.
For the most part, Office Assistants make their living in the Health Care and Professional industries. Office Assistants tend to make the most in the Manufacturing industry with an average salary of $31,019, while they generally only make $30,626 and $30,410 in the Finance and Health Care industries respectively. Additionally, Office Assistants who work in the Manufacturing industry make 5.3% more than Office Assistants in the Hospitality Industry.