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 $39,850. Depending on experience, executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants make an average annual salary of $60,890.¹

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Why Choose Penn Foster College?

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Start and Study When You Want
Learn at home or on the go through our custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal, available 24/7.
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A Committed Support System
While you can study at home, you’re not alone! Our dedicated Student Services Department, Student Community, and instructors are just a call or email away.
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Curriculum for Success
Get the skills and knowledge you need to help you prepare for a career as an Administrative Assistant.​
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Set Your Goals and Pace
Customize your study schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.​
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Proven Reputation
With 58,000 + graduates in 2019 from our accredited high school, career school, and college, you're in good hands!
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Connect with Other Students
Connect in real-time with other Administrative Assistant students in the Penn Foster Community.

Why Choose Penn Foster College?

clock icon.
Start and Study When You Want
Learn at home or on the go through our custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal, available 24/7.
trophy icon.
A Committed Support System
While you can study at home, you’re not alone! Our dedicated Student Services Department, Student Community, and instructors are just a call or email away.
clipboard and pencil icon.
Curriculum for Success
Get the skills and knowledge you need to help you prepare for a career as an Administrative Assistant.​
thumbs up with signs icon.
Set Your Goals and Pace
Customize your study schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.​
iphone with settings gear icon.
Proven Reputation
With 58,000 + graduates in 2019 from our accredited high school, career school, and college, you're in good hands!
street signs icon.
Connect with Other Students
Connect in real-time with other Administrative Assistant students in the Penn Foster Community.
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A Customized Learning Experience

With mobile-friendly coursework, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, virtual simulations, and informative videos 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, filing and records management, and more​ to help you succeed in an office setting.
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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.​
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“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.”

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Medical Administrative Assistant Graduate

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!

Ready to Enroll?

Get started today on your path toward an exciting career as an Administrative Assistant with Penn Foster College’s accredited, online program.

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