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Administrative duties include the daily management of records and information and are crucial to day-to-day operations of major industries and every type of business organization.

Trained administrators possess specialized knowledge of technology, management, and communication skills.

Clark’s program begins with a foundation of skills in computer literacy and advances into specialized applications, procedures, and technology commonly used if an office environment, like Microsoft Excel, Access, and Word.

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Building the Foundation for Efficient Office Practices 

Business environments operate smoothly when administrators possess a broad set of skills to handle their work environment. To create smooth transactions with customers, administrative staff receiving training in standard office practices and problem-solving.

At Clark, we offer hands-on learning on software encountered in an office setting to prepare you for a variety of administrative roles. Choose from our certificate or associate degree options which enhance existing skills or provide the opportunity to start a new career.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities for Office Administrators vary depending on industry and exist in a variety of formats: administrative assistant, office assistant, administrative technician, and staff assistant. 

According to The U.S. Department of Labor, employment projections forecast Administrative Assistant jobs with a median wage in the Portland-Vancouver area estimated at $18.27 per hour. 

Jobs for Administrative Management are forecasted to grow at a rate of 8%, with a median wage of $39.22 per hour in the Portland-Vancouver area.