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5 Business Careers With Quick Training and Good Employment Growth

Sep 1, 2021 10:49:20 AM

Hoping for a short route to an in-demand job in the business sector? You're in luck.

Plenty of business careers come with impressive employment outlooks and do not require years of university training.

In fact, in just 12 months or less, you can be prepared to work as an administrative assistant, office manager, procurement officer, health and safety officer, or accounting and payroll administrator.

Every one of those roles is expected to see double-digit growth across Manitoba in the next few years.

Read on to get details on these 5 business careers and see which path appeals to you.

Is Administrative Assistant a Good Career? 5 Points to Consider

May 19, 2021 3:27:30 PM

Updated December 2022

Administrative assistants play a pivotal role in every office. They are multitasking rock stars who handle the clerical, organizational, and communication tasks that keep a business running smoothly.

So is an administrative assistant career a good choice for you? Does this role fit your needs and goals?

Before you can answer that, you need to weigh some key factors. These include things like job options, earning potential, and career outlook in your area. You should also think about whether you have the personality and natural strengths this role requires.

At Herzing College, we've been training office administrators for decades. Based on our experience, these are the five points to consider before you make a decision.

Top 5 Skills You'll Learn in Administrative Assistant Training

Mar 4, 2021 9:53:19 AM

Updated December 2022

Don't think administrative assistants need specific training to do their jobs well? Think again! This role is increasingly important—and increasingly complex.

Admin assistants are needed in businesses and organizations of every stripe and size, from non-profits to start-ups to multinational corporations. No professional team can survive without skilled administrators keeping the wheels turning.

So it's no surprise that trained, talented assistants are highly sought after. In Winnipeg, the Government of Canada Job Bank is predicting good demand for office administrators through 2024.

What exactly will you need to take advantage of those job opportunities and build a successful career as an office assistant?

Start with the top five skills taught in quality office assistant training. These are the competencies absolutely every employer is looking for.

Administrative Assistant Careers and Salaries: Compare Your Options

Jan 21, 2021 10:07:18 AM

Updated December 2022

Administrative assistants are an integral part of most companies. They assist with day-to-day operations, deal with the public, and support upper-level executives.

Without office assistants, organizations simply wouldn’t run smoothly. So it’s no surprise that office assistant jobs are in demand across Canada. We did a search for "administrative assistant" in the Government of Canada Job Bank and found more than 3,500 listings.

And administrative assistant is just one of many jobs available for people trained in the right office skills.

In this post, we’ll explore four different administrative assistant careers. We’ll break down each role, responsibilities, and the average salary for each position in Winnipeg.

At the end of the post, we'll cover training requirements to become an admin assistant and links to learn more. Let's get started.

Pros and Cons of Being an Administrative Assistant

Dec 11, 2020 10:54:04 AM

Updated December 2022

If you’re considering a career as an administrative assistant, you’re probably wondering what life’s really like on the job. Is the role right for you? What should you know up front before you invest in training?

Unfortunately, the information out there is sometimes unclear. What exactly does an administrative assistant do?

Basically, admin assistants help businesses run smoothly by providing clerical support, answering client requests, scheduling appointments, and organizing projects.

If that still sounds vague to you, it’s because many specifics of the job depend on the type of organization you choose to work for.

What does it all boil down to? Being a key member of the office support team. No business or organization could function without highly organized, skilled administrative staff.

Let’s look at some pros and cons of this position. By the end of this post, you’ll have a much better idea of what to expect.

What Skills Do You Need to Become an Administrative Assistant?

Jun 11, 2020 1:25:03 PM

Updated February 2021.

Administrative assistants work in every sector of the economy.

From schools and healthcare organizations, to big corporations, banks, charities, government, and local businesses—admin assistants are the engines that keep daily operations running smoothly. 

Administrative assistants don’t make leadership decisions. But they do perform the clerical work and communications tasks that businesses need to thrive.

In fact, no growing company can be successful without the help of a good administrative team. 

So what do employers look for when hiring for these roles? Exactly what skills do you need to become a valued admin assistant?

Whether you’re just starting out, or looking to qualify for more advanced positions, you will need to prove your abilities in several key areas.

Here's what every employer is looking for when hiring a new administrative assistant.

What Does an Administrative Assistant Really Do? Top 10 Daily Tasks

Feb 5, 2020 11:18:11 AM

Updated December 2022

Administrative assistant sounds like a fairly straightforward job. Don’t assistants just answer phones, get coffee, and do filing? 

Not exactly. Maybe this job used to be simpler—before the internet, complex office software, and growing demands on business administrators.

But today, administrative assistants play an absolutely vital role in every successful company and organization. Filing and phones are part of the job description, but there’s a lot more to it. 

So why is this role so important, and what does an admin assistant really do? Let’s break down the 10 most common tasks and responsibilities. 

Take a look at what the position involves and see if office administration is the right career for you.

Administrative Assistant VS Business Administration: Which to Choose?

Oct 17, 2019 2:38:34 PM

Updated November 2022

Quick summary: Comparison of Herzing College Winnipeg's Administrative Assistant versus Business Administration diploma programs. Compare length, skills taught, job options, and career paths, and determine which course is right for you.

If you want to become a respected member of an office team, you’ll need to learn the technology and administrative skills today’s employers want most. 

And there are always new skills to learn! Even people with years of experience go back to school to learn the latest software and add new competencies to their resume. This is key if you want to qualify for promotion and advance your career. 

What skills are you looking to learn? Accounting? Marketing and sales? MS Office software? Project management? 

There are a lot of business administration programs out there. Some focus on just one or two skills, while others cover a lot of ground. You need to sort out your career goals to find out which course is right for you. 

4 Qualities Every Employer Wants in an Administrative Assistant

Jan 4, 2018 12:27:48 PM

Updated December 2022

There's a common misconception that office support staff have it easy. Because they're not primary decision-makers or managing a whole department, many are quick to assume the job is simple—something anyone could do. 

Nothing could be further from the truth! Administrative assistants are the engine of every office. They keep daily operations running smoothly, handle all kinds of last-minute emergencies, and in many ways, act as the "face" of a company.

6 Rules of Email Etiquette Every Administrative Assistant Should Know

Aug 1, 2017 12:20:34 PM

Updated December 2022

Can you guess how many emails the average business person sends and receives in a single day?

Market research from the Radicati Group says we've reached about 124 emails per day. And that number keeps getting higher every single year.

Even before COVID, there was a growing number of people working remotely.  And since the pandemic, work from home has become the new normal.

That's a lot of emailing!

If you're considering becoming an office assistant, you can rest assured that one of your primary tasks will be to sort through, respond to, and send out emails. 

Consider this: There may be certain colleagues and clients you never even meet face to face, and only communicate with over email. Their impression of you (and the company you represent) will be formed entirely on the basis of your emails. So it's worth taking note of a few do's and don'ts!

Start with this list of six golden rules of email etiquette for administrative assistants.

 

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