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Career Tracks: Office Management

The Office Management major develops basic office skills necessary to obtain employment in an office environment.

Additionally, coursework in management and accounting provides the basis for advancement and further professional development.

Duties

Graduates in this field may be required to:

  • plan, direct, coordinate and supervise work of office employees

  • assign responsibilities to office staff

  • determine priorities and scheduling of work to be done 

  • establish procedures to be followed

  • prepare and submit budgets and reports to company executives

  • supervise employee training programs

  • typing; computer skills; some accounting
     

Working Conditions

Graduates  in this field commonly experience:

  • work inside; office

  • work in cooperation with others

  • work under little direct supervision

  • complete considerable paperwork

  • work under stress to meet deadlines

  • some overtime / night / weekend work may be needed
     

Physical Demands

  • sitting a great deal

  • generally moving about an office environment

  • some light lifting (files, etc.)
     

Characteristics & Temperament

Graduates in this field should have:

  • good communication skills in speaking and writing

  • ability to work with people; ability to deal with diverse populations

  • competent secretarial skills (proofreading, typing, etc.)

  • maturity; ability to accept responsibility

  • self-discipline; self-motivation

  • flexibility; ability to change form one task to another without losing efficiency or composure

  • ability to make decisions

  • ability to fairly supervise others

  • organizational skills

  • ability to work under pressure
     

Employment Outlook

Employment statistics for 2011 - 2013 PTC graduates, who found jobs in this field, are as follows:

  • salary average: $22,997.00
  • salary range: $15,000 - 41,200 per year
  • 70% placement rate for the 2011 - 2013 graduates

  • entry level positions: office manager, assistant office manager, general office worker

  • opportunity to move up within an office

  • employment in cities and towns of all sizes
     

Employers

Some recent graduates have found work at: