Administrative Specialist

Key Role

Administrative specialists have a variety of titles, with specific skills and knowledge that companies need as they bring various business processes such as marketing promotions, newsletters, and other materials in-house.

Quick Facts

  • Median Pay: $31,000-$34,000 per year
  • Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree (recommended not required)
  • Should have a basic understanding of computers
  • Careers available in many industries (hospitality, corporate, government, etc)
  • A wide range of new responsibilities may be added as technology expands

Job-Related Tasks

  • Produce marketing promotions
  • Create organization newsletters and other in-house materials
  • Work with multiple departments to accomplish company goals

Personal Characteristics and Talents

  • Interpersonal communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Detail Oriented
  • Computer Skills
  • Organizational Skills

Recommended Education

  • Bachelor's degree (recommended not required)
  • Technical certifications
  • Experience in related field

Career Opportunities

  • Software publishing
  • Internet publishing and broadcasting
  • Internet service providers
  • Data processing services

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, on the Internet at (visited March 26, 2014).

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LearnKey Learning Path

Our prescribed Administrative Specialist career ready series is a well balanced blend of Industry leading certification prep and professional development. Included in the Administrative Specialist series are LearnKey Certified courses that will prepare individuals for a successful career as an administrative specialist, as well as courses designed to assist in the personal development of each learner.

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Technical Development Courses:

Estimated training hours*: 96

Personal Development Courses:

Estimated training hours*: 19

*Estimated time includes viewing hours only and does not include test prep or certification exams