Administrative Office Professional: Foundations For All Professions

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The material in this program is far and away the most expansive in terms of applicability. The overwhelming majority of professional occupations require skills learned in AOP because that material is the foundation of how all businesses and organizations work.




Communication, customer service, spreadsheets, word processing, file and record organization are but the tools. Proficiency in working with people, organizing information and managing projects in varying complexity and time duration determine the success not only of administrative support personal, but of CEOs and presidents, as well.

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Competitive Education Occupation (click to see profile for Oregon) National Average Pathway Level
Varies All Professional Jobs! Varies 16 credits
Certificate Bill and Account Collectors $35,000 29 credits
Certificate Correspondence Clerks $36,000 29 credits
Certificate Court, Municipal, and License Clerks $36,000 29 credits
Certificate Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks $36,000 42 credits
Certificate Customer Service Representatives $32,000 29 credits
Certificate Data Entry Keyers $30,000 16 credits
Certificate Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs $43,000 42 credits
Certificate Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants $55,000 42 credits
Certificate File Clerks $29,000 16 credits
Certificate Information and Record Clerks, All Other $39,000 42 credits
Certificate Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks $38,000 29 credits
Certificate Legal Secretaries $44,000 42 credits
Certificate Library Assistants, Clerical $25,000 16 credits
Certificate Loan Interviewers and Clerks $38,000 42 credits
Certificate New Accounts Clerks $34,000 29 credits
Certificate Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other $34,000 29 credits
Certificate Office Clerks, General $30,000 16 credits
Certificate Order Clerks $33,000 29 credits
Certificate Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks $46,000 42 credits
Certificate Receptionists and Information Clerks $27,000 16 credits
Certificate Secretaries and Admin Assistants, Except Legal/Medical/Exec $34,000 42 credits
Certificate Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks $31,000 16 credits
Associate Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping $39,000 AAS


About the Author: Jenny Jones has Master's of Science Math and an MBA. Her writing stems from her research as a TAACCCT grant data analyst and her passion for empowering individuals to greater intellectual heights through life-long learning.