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What would be a start to work office administration if im still indecisive about going to college?

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My name is Francisco im 20 years old and im looking for Advice on a start toward office Administration #office #job

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Nina’s Answer

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Office Admin is a great career path if you're unsure about what study you want to undertake yet. I studied a communications degree at college and ended up interning at a PR agency which led me to my first job as a publicist. I picked up a lot of skills working there for 2 years, but decided I didn't like working with clients or media. I decided to apply for an office manager position at a marketing agency until I figured out what I wanted to do next. I ended up loving the role so much, that I pursued a career path in office management.

You don't necessarily need to go to college for office admin roles however, college can show your employers that you're able to apply yourself. It teaches you skills around responsibility, problem solving and time management.

Starting out in a admin role within any company is a great opportunity to see how a business works and if there's any roles within it that you'd be interested in pursuing through study. Alternatively, you might really enjoy the admin role so much that you'd rather progress in that area instead.

In my opinion, the best admin roles can be found in the emerging tech market. They're most certainly the most fun in my perspective and have the best company culture. Choose an industry that interests you and look for admin roles within it - legal, finance, tech, medical etc.

You'll need to search "entry level" when you're looking at job ads online. If you don't have any prior office admin experience, you may have to start in an entry level reception or data entry/filing position at first. Any prior customer service skills are a plus, as you're often speaking to people and answering phones.

Skills you'll need:
-Customer service/interpersonal skills
-Basic Typing/Presentation/Spreadsheet knowledge
-Organised and presentable
-Multi-tasking ability
-Basic computer knowledge
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Mr. Ernst’s Answer

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Francisco A,

You are at an age where you are still young but old enough to know between right and wrong for the most part. But does that mean every decision you make will come out to your expectations or that you will not make mistakes, stick around and find out. I think you should always take classes before entering a field that way you can rise up in the field quicker when its time to become hands on. At the same time there are things you will learn by interning at an office that a class or course can not teach you. This is not the 1970s where you are required to take classes to learn how to typewrite and use the Xerox machine. Today everything you need is at your hand on YouTube. The decision is essentially yours to make but regardless of what you choose stay devoted, knowledgeable and cautious and success is guaranteed to follow.
I wish you the best on your journey.
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