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Administrative Assistant Career Diploma

Pursue a New Career with Online Administrative Assistant​ Classes

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 45,000 graduates in 2016 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 interactive, mobile-friendly courses, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, and personal coaches to help you succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is an online learning experience 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.
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Important State Requirements: Be sure to check here for the requirements in your state.

With our flexible, affordable payment options, you can start to prepare for a great job as an Administrative Assistant with our online training today.​
Even though I have been in the secretarial/administrative assistant field for almost 25 years, I still gained a good deal of skills from this program. The content of the programs is comprehensive and well worth the cost.
Mary T.
Administrative Assistant Student
Administrative Assistant Student
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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.
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