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Bright Outlook Occupation: Secretaries, Administrative Assistants, Executive Secretaries, & Executive Administrative Assistants

What are Bright Outlook Occupations?

South Hills Prepares Students for Careers with a BRIGHT OUTLOOK!

Want to know where the job opportunities are likely to be in the next several years? The U.S. Department of Labor and the National Center for O*NET Development published a list of “Bright Outlook Occupations*,” so you can see what’s hot in the labor market. South Hills’ priorities include preparing students for those “in demand” employment and career opportunities AND helping employers find trained and qualified candidates (i.e. OUR GRADS!).

*Bright Outlook Occupations are jobs that:

  • Are expected to grow rapidly in the next several years and/or
  • Are predicted to have a large number of job openings and/or
  • Include new and emerging occupations in high-growth industries

Bright Outlook Occupations: Secretaries, Administrative Assistants, Executive Secretaries, & Executive Administrative Assistants

Administrative professionals play a vital role in business operations and perform a wide range of duties to help organizations run efficiently. Responsibilities may include document processing, budgeting and accounting functions, social media, communications or marketing, travel planning, event planning, meeting management, HR functions, and more.

  • Projected national growth (2014 – 2024): Much faster than average (14% or higher).
  • Regional demand: This job and similar jobs are designated as a “high priority occupation” by the Central PA Workforce Development Board (Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union Counties). CPWDC’s Top Jobs Report (March 2018) shows the projected number of job openings, median wages, and more.
  • Career Pathways: This occupation offers opportunities for advancement! You can start out as a receptionist, administrative support specialist or administrative assistant and with experience and/or certification move up into positions like Office Manager, Executive Administrative Assistant, or Project Manager.

Learn more about the South Hills Administrative Professional (AP) program.

National Center for O*NET Development. Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive. 43-6014.00. Retrieved April 25, 2018, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/43-6014.00

National Center for O*NET Development. Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants. 43-6011.00. Retrieved April 25, 2018, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/43-6011.00



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