"customer service," "data entry," and "phone calls" aren't the only skills we found office support specialists list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of office support specialist responsibilities that we found, including:
See the full list of office support specialist skills.
We've found that 45.3% of office support specialists have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 4.8% earned their master's degrees before becoming an office support specialist. While it's true that most office support specialists have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every five office support specialists did not spend the extra money to attend college.
The office support specialists who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied business and criminal justice, while a small population of office support specialists studied psychology and health care administration.
When you're ready to become an office support specialist, you might wonder which companies hire office support specialists. According to our research through office support specialist resumes, office support specialists are mostly hired by Ricoh, Wyoming, and LifeWorks. Now is a good time to apply as Ricoh has 16 office support specialists job openings, and there are 15 at Wyoming and 3 at LifeWorks.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, office support specialists tend to earn the biggest salaries at Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Central Lakes College, and Lakeland Electric. Take Anne Arundel County Public Schools for example. The median office support specialist salary is $43,123. At Central Lakes College, office support specialists earn an average of $41,677, while the average at Lakeland Electric is $40,924. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
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We also looked into companies who hire office support specialists from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Boston University, The Ohio State University, and University of North Carolina.
The industries that office support specialists fulfill the most roles in are the government and technology industries. But the highest office support specialist annual salary is in the finance industry, averaging $41,711. In the government industry they make $39,736 and average about $38,212 in the retail industry. In conclusion, office support specialists who work in the finance industry earn a 10.7% higher salary than office support specialists in the education industry.