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Pursue a New Career as an Administrative Assistant

Learn the skills to prepare for a career as an Administrative Assistant. When you take our Administrative Assistant training classes online, you can study when you want, where you want, and at the pace you want. As a student in our program, you will qualify for a membership in the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). Our program also includes a Work Experience Option — all at an affordable price.

Why Become an Administrative Assistant?

Learn the key skills and gain important knowledge that can help you learn how to become an administrative assistant. The average annual administrative assistant salary is $36,500. Depending on experience, executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants make an average annual salary of $53,370. And, over 118,000 new administrative assistant jobs are expected to become available within the next several years.¹
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Why Choose Penn Foster Career School?
Start and Study When You Want
Learn at home or on the go through our custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal, available 24/7.
Dedicated Success Coaches
Dedicated Success Coaches
You're guided by Certified Instructors, Success Coaches, Teaching Assistants, and Student Support Staff - all working to help you succeed.
Curriculum for Success
Get the skills and knowledge you need to help you prepare for a career as an Administrative Assistant.​
Self paced
Set Your Goals and Pace
Customize your study and exam schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.​
Proven Reputation
With over 40,000 graduates in 2018 from our regionally and nationally accredited High School and Career School and nationally accredited College, you're in good hands!
Connect with Other Students
Connect in real-time with other Administrative Assistant students in the Penn Foster Community.
Student Experience

A Customized Learning Experience

With mobile-friendly coursework, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, virtual simulations, informative videos, and personal coaches to help you succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is online learning like no other.

Administrative Assistant Course Details

Our Administrative Assistant courses cover topics such as administrative office procedures, computer applications, stress and time management, and more​ to help you succeed in an office setting.
Penn Foster Curriculum

Important State Requirements: Be sure to check here for the requirements in your state.

Administrative Assistant Tuition

With our flexible, affordable payment options, you can start to prepare for a great job as an Administrative Assistant with our online training today.​
Penn Foster is a great school and is more convenient for me. I can work at the same time as I go to school and it's self pace.
Porchuella D.
Medical Administrative Assistant Graduate
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Where Can I Work as an Administrative Assistant?

A trained Administrative Assistant can find jobs in a variety of industries, including large businesses, legal offices, and even some medical offices. The need for qualified and dependable administrative professionals and office assistants is relatively stable, making now the perfect time to take the first steps toward an entry-level administrative assistant job! Day-to-day, Administrative Assistants will be responsible for preparing emails and letters, efficiently answering outside communications, and scheduling meetings. With jobs available in different industries such as social assistance offices, educational services, and government facilities, you’ll be able to take the first step towards finding the perfect job for you!.
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Get started today on your path toward an exciting career as an Administrative Assistant with Penn Foster Career School’s accredited, online program.

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¹ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, on the Internet here. Statistics found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are based on national data, so job growth in your area may be different.