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Train online to become a Virtual Assistant

Take the first step towards joining this growing field by developing the administrative and technical skills that a virtual personal assistant needs with our online Virtual Assistant training program. You will learn key administrative and business skills so you can move forward with confidence as an independent contractor — on your own time, at your own pace, and at an affordable price.

Why become a virtual assistant?

Virtual assistants are independent contractors who provide expert administrative services to clients, typically from a home office setting. As a virtual assistant, you design your own work schedule around your life. Work independently from home, operate your own business, or work as a freelancer or through a virtual staffing company. Plus, with over 323,000 administrative assistant job openings projected in the coming years, now is a great time to carve your own career path within the industry.¹
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Why Choose Penn Foster Career School?
Self-Paced
On-Demand Learning
Do not wait for a class to start — you decide when to begin with our on-demand learning platform.
Accredited
Your Coach
You will be assigned a Success Coach who will help you be successful and tap into any resources you need like instructors, teaching assistants or online help options.
Affordable
Mobile Friendly
Take our online virtual assistant program with you wherever you go. Our custom-designed student learning platform is easy to use at-home, or on-the-go.
Supported
Personalized Goal-Tracking
With our progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, you can customize your study and exam schedule to help meet your personal goals.
Mobile
Our Experience
With 44,000 graduates in 2017 from our regionally and nationally accredited High School and Career School and nationally accredited College, you're in good hands!
Personalized
Connect with Other Students
Connect in real-time with your peers in your career area in our discussion boards.
New Digital Learning Platform with Easy-to-Use Exercises and Flash Cards
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. Connect with peers and faculty in real-time through our discussion boards, and use our built-in self-checks and interactive flashcards to review what you’ve learned before taking your exams.
Virtual Assistant Course Details
Our Virtual Assistant classes cover topics designed to help students prepare to start a business and build a career as a virtual assistant - including web writing, communication, presentation, and independent contractor management skills. Plus, our lessons have content from Lisa Morosky, author of the popular eBook, The Bootstrap VA: The Go-Getter's Guide to Becoming a Virtual Assistant, Getting and Keeping Clients, and More!
Penn Foster Virtual Assistant Curriculum
Tuition
With flexible, affordable payment options, you can get started on your virtual assistant online training today.
This program is a wonderful opportunity for those with administrative and other marketable skills to pursue a better work/life balance and put their skills to work in a way where they own their path.
Lisa Morosky
Author of the book: The Bootstrap VA: The Go-Getter's Guide to Becoming a Virtual Assistant, Getting and Keeping Clients, and More!
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Get started today on your path towards an exciting career as a virtual secretary with Penn Foster Career School's accredited, online virtual assistant classes.

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Hundreds of leading employers and workforce organizations partner with Penn Foster to attract, develop, and retain talent for today’s in-demand middle skilled occupations.

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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. (Visited March 29, 2017)