Expected Growth in 2018 and Beyond for Office Administration

Considering entering the Office Administration field? Now is the time to do it! Office Administration jobs are expected to grow in 2018. This field is very vast and offers a stable amount of open positions to choose from at any given time.

Career opportunities in the Office Administration industry may include, but are not limited to: Administrative Assistant, Receptionist, Secretary, Office Assistant, Office Clerk, Medical Receptionist, Bookkeeper, and Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable Clerks.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the majority of Office Administration jobs are expected to grow from now until 2026. For example, Receptionist jobs are expected to grow by 9%, particularly in the healthcare industry. Medical Records and Health Information Technician jobs are expected to grow at a rate of 13%. Office Manager jobs are expected to grow by 10%.

There are a few jobs that are expected to see little or no growth in the next couple of years. These include Bookkeeping, Accounting Clerks, and General Office Clerks. While they may not have much-projected growth, these are still good jobs to seek.

Office Administration Jobs Pay Well

In addition to projected growth, jobs in this field also pay well. The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the median annual pay for jobs in the Office Administration industry.

  •     Receptionist $27,920 per year.
  •     Secretaries and Administrative Assistants $37,230 per year.
  •     Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks $38,390 per year.
  •     Computer Support Specialist $52,160 per year.
  •     Medical Records and Health Information Technicians $90,050 per year.

Office Administration includes a wide range of jobs. Due to the unlimited possibilities, the income may vary drastically between each career path.

Improve Your Skills Through Additional Training

Employers are looking for individuals that are experienced and show confidence in their field. Whether you are currently considering entering this field, or already have a job and are just looking to improve upon your skills, CTI can help.

Career Technical Institute offers Office Administration programs that provide hands-on training to prepare you for a variety of careers.  Programs generally take 26-48 weeks to complete, depending on which program you choose.

Contact us if you’re ready to take the next step towards your new career!