If working from a fully-equipped home office, defining your own work schedule, or avoiding the daily commute appeals to you, join one of the fastest-growing careers as a virtual office professional.
Low overhead and start-up costs, flexible scheduling, and the ability to work from home are some of the benefits you can enjoy in this career. Trends in telecommuting, the growth of the Internet, and corporate downsizing have contributed to the growth of the virtual assistant business. You will provide administrative support to small businesses or consultants, or special project coordination for larger companies.
When you’re trained in the latest office software and emerging technologies, you’ll be a valuable part of any workplace team, whether you’re working in business, manufacturing, education, or government. Plus you will be eligible to take industry-recognized certification exams such as Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Certified Administrative Professional (CAP), Organizational Management (OM), and Technology Applications (TA).