The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the most recent median annual wage for administrative assistants was $39,850.
Among the Office and Administrative Support Occupations listed by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), those that require specialized skills offer the highest levels of pay and future opportunities.
DO ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS NEED CERTIFICATION?
No. However, as the modern office shifts to becoming more technology driven, having formal training is key to advancing your skill set and staying ahead of the curve. Employers want candidates that can hit the ground running in their organization without further training, which certification proves.
HOW VALUABLE IS THE CAP FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS?
CAP is an assessment-based certification for office and administrative professionals. As an industry-recognized certification, it designates that you understand the duties, responsibilities and knowledge required of an administrative professional in today’s workplace.
HOW MANY EXAMS ARE REQUIRED FOR THE CAP CERTIFICATION?
To be eligible for the CAP exam, candidates must meet the following requirements:
WHAT IS RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE?
Relevant work experience includes typical duties for office and administrative professionals including:
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
Becky Swaim has taught since 2000, focusing on Administrative Assistant Fundamentals, Administrative Assistant Applications, and Individual Excellence. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from California State University, Long Beach. Her experience includes managing large staff in medical billing and collections and as a program manager to various medical practices.
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