Administrative Professional Career Outlook

Percent Employed

94%

Employed

 

WITC Administrative Professional Graduate Survey Responses 2016-2017

Employed in Related Field

81%

Employed in a Related Field

 

WITC Administrative Professional Graduate Survey Responses 2016-2017

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$25,478 - $45,237

Range of Yearly Salary

 

 


Careers

Typical positions available after graduation include:

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Executive Assistant

Executive Assistants provide high-level administrative support for an office and for top executives of an organization. They often handle more complex responsibilities, such as reviewing incoming documents, conducting research and preparing reports. Some also supervise clerical staff.

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Administrative Professional

Administrative Professionals perform a variety of clerical and administrative duties that are necessary to run an organization efficiently. They use computer software to create spreadsheets; manage databases; and prepare presentations, reports and documents. They also may negotiate with vendors, buy supplies and manage stockrooms or corporate libraries. Administrative Professionals also use videoconferencing, fax and other office equipment. 

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Office Manager

Office Managers plan, direct and coordinate supportive services of an organization. 

Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your Administrative Professional associate degree, you can continue your education to obtain your bachelor's degree. WITC has articulation agreements with a variety of four-year universities in Wisconsin. 

Articulation Agreements

The Administrative Professional program at WITC has articulation agreements with Lakeland University, Northland College, UW-Barron County, UW-Green Bay and UW-Stout.

The colleges listed above have developed an associate degree to bachelor degree Articulation Agreement with WITC (bachelor degree programs vary); other colleges may accept WITC credits upon a transcript review.

Potential careers available with further education include:

  • Business Education Instructor
  • Administrative Services Manager

Potential Starting Wages:

  • $25,478–$45,237

Hear From Graduates

"Being a retired military veteran of 22 years, I have attended numerous training schools and programs. I can't remember a level of professionalism as high as brought forth by the staff at WITC. I've seen a genuine commitment to quality education as well as a sincere concern for the success of the student." 

Marty, USCG (retired)

The potential starting wage range is compiled from 2017 WITC or WTCS Graduate Follow-Up Report. If not available, wage data is compiled from Economic Modeling Software Intl (10th and 25th percentile earnings) and/or Wisconsin Worknet (Wage Comparison Tool) using the Standard Occupation Code(s) (SOC) the WTCS has assigned to the programs. When possible, the wage range is compiled using data from the 11 counties within the WITC district. Starting wage ranges for new programs are reviewed by the advisory team. Wage data was compiled April 2018. 

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