ACC Business Area of Study

Business

Office Administration

Office administrators are heroes for every kind of organization. In ACC’s Office Administration Program, you’ll master office procedures, business communications, and job-specific computer applications that can make you indispensable to a workplace. Some degree and certificate plans include an internship for valuable training in the field.

ACC’s Office Administration Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Job Titles & Career Information

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  • Correspondence Clerks

    Compose letters or electronic correspondence in reply to requests for merchandise, damage claims, credit and other information, delinquent accounts, incorrect billings, or unsatisfactory services. Duties may include gathering data to formulate reply and preparing correspondence.

    Hourly Wage: $11.53

    Currently Employed: 109

    Projections:

    109 people are employed as Correspondence Clerks. This number is expected to remain steady with job change around 0% over the next four years.

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  • Medical Secretaries

    Perform secretarial duties using specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, clinic, or laboratory procedures. Duties may include scheduling appointments, billing patients, and compiling and recording medical charts, reports, and correspondence.

    Hourly Wage: $16.5

    Currently Employed: 6807

    Projections:

    6807 people are employed as Medical Secretaries. This number is expected to increase by 7.7% over the next four years.

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  • File Clerks

    File correspondence, cards, invoices, receipts, and other records in alphabetical or numerical order or according to the filing system used. Locate and remove material from file when requested.

    Hourly Wage: $15.29

    Currently Employed: 1056

    Projections:

    1056 people are employed as File Clerks. This number is expected to increase by 3.22% over the next four years.

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  • Receptionists and Information Clerks

    Answer inquiries and provide information to the general public, customers, visitors, and other interested parties regarding activities conducted at establishment and location of departments, offices, and employees within the organization.

    Hourly Wage: $13.21

    Currently Employed: 4894

    Projections:

    4894 people are employed as Receptionists and Information Clerks. This number is expected to increase by 9.5% over the next four years.

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  • Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants

    Provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings. May also train and supervise lower-level clerical staff.

    Hourly Wage: $26.68

    Currently Employed: 9490

    Projections:

    9490 people are employed as Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants. This number is expected to increase by 1.36% over the next four years.

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  • Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive

    Perform routine clerical and administrative functions such as drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, or providing information to callers.

    Hourly Wage: $15.96

    Currently Employed: 24022

    Projections:

    24022 people are employed as Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive. This number is expected to increase by 5.36% over the next four years.

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  • Data Entry Keyers

    Operate data entry device, such as keyboard or photo composing perforator. Duties may include verifying data and preparing materials for printing.

    Hourly Wage: $14.19

    Currently Employed: 2234

    Projections:

    2234 people are employed as Data Entry Keyers. This number is expected to increase by 2.6% over the next four years.

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  • Word Processors and Typists

    Use word processor, computer or typewriter to type letters, reports, forms, or other material from rough draft, corrected copy, or voice recording. May perform other clerical duties as assigned.

    Hourly Wage: $16.66

    Currently Employed: 207

    Projections:

    207 people are employed as Word Processors and Typists. This number is expected to increase by 7.25% over the next four years.

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  • Office Clerks, General

    Perform duties too varied and diverse to be classified in any specific office clerical occupation, requiring knowledge of office systems and procedures. Clerical duties may be assigned in accordance with the office procedures of individual establishments and may include a combination of answering telephones, bookkeeping, typing or word processing, stenography, office machine operation, and filing.

    Hourly Wage: $15.15

    Currently Employed: 31599

    Projections:

    31599 people are employed as Office Clerks, General. This number is expected to increase by 4.94% over the next four years.

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  • First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers

    Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of clerical and administrative support workers.

    Hourly Wage: $29.05

    Currently Employed: 12063

    Projections:

    12063 people are employed as First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers. This number is expected to increase by 6.96% over the next four years.

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Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.

Program Map

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Awards in This Program

Associate of Applied Science

  • Office Admin- Administrative Assistant Specialization
  • Office Admin- Legal Administrative Assistant Specialization
  • Office Admin-Medical Administrative Assistant Specialization

Certificate Level 1

  • Administrative Assistant Office Administration
  • Legal Administrative Assistant Office Administration
  • Medical Administrative Assistant Office Administration
  • Medical Office Assistant Office Administration
  • Office Assistant Office Administration
  • Software Applications Specialist Office Administration

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ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your goals.