Executive Assistant

Be an Executive Assistant in Less Than 3 Months!

Choose our program for:
  • Comprehensive, streamlined training – Develop the career skills you need to succeed in less than 3 months with comprehensive training designed by experienced industry professionals.
  • Preparation for industry certification – Upon completion you will have the Microsoft Office skills necessary to earn your Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate credential, showing employers that you have the skills they're looking for.
  • One-on-one support – With access to dedicated trainers—available by phone, email, and chat—it's like having your own personal trainer every step of the way.

With our online Executive Assistant training you can develop the skills you need to excel in your new field in less than 3 months! Call {{ $root.brand.contacts.advisor.contactPhone || $root.DEFAULT_PHONE}} or request free information today for more details!

*U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics


Executive assistants and administrative assistants play an important role in a wide variety of industries, and these professionals are crucial to keeping many offices running smoothly. Responsibilities vary from position to position but often include:
  • Managing the day-to-day operations of the office
  • Organizing and maintaining files and records, both paper and electronic
  • Planning and scheduling meetings and appointments
  • Managing projects and conducting research
  • Purchasing supplies
  • Preparing and editing correspondence, reports, and presentations
  • Making travel and guest arrangements
  • Planning and coordinating events
  • Providing a good first impression of the business

Administrative assistants and executive assistants can be found working in schools, government agencies, and corporate settings across a broad range of industries.

The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that this field will grow by nearly 119,000 new jobs. Job opportunities are expected to be especially high for those who have a strong background in computer software applications, and with CareerStep training you will train on Microsoft Office software so you can become a certified Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate Credential. The U.S. Department of Labor report states that the middle 50% of administrative assistants nationwide earn between $26,630 and $42,690 annually. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that executive assistants earn more, reporting average annual salaries of over $55,000 a year. You may also qualify for benefits as an administrative assistant or executive assistant. Certification is not required for employment. However, the U.S. Department of Labor states, "[Job] opportunities should be best for applicants with extensive knowledge of computer software applications." The CareerStep Executive Assistant program prepares you for the Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate credential with training on Microsoft Office software applications. Earning the MOS Associate credential will prove your knowledge of software applications and increase your job opportunities and earning potential. CareerStep has been training quality professionals for over 20 years and offers a comprehensive training program that prepares individuals to work as administrative assistants and executive assistants. With CareerStep, you can train affordably without sacrificing quality, learn from comprehensive curriculum developed by industry professionals, take advantage of live support, and quickly gain the specialized skills and business knowledge you need to succeed as an administrative assistant or executive assistant. We're committed to helping you achieve your goals, and CareerStep provides everything you need to succeed! In order to be admitted, you must be at least 18 years of age and either a) have a high school diploma or a General Education Development Certificate (GED), or b) pass the CareerStep Pre-Training Assessment Test. There are no specific skills or experience that are considered prerequisites for entry into the CareerStep training program. The CareerStep Executive Assistant program is offered entirely online, providing 24/7 access to all material and allowing you to progress through the curriculum on your own schedule and at your own pace. The program is broken into modules, or course subjects, all of which focus on helping you build the essential knowledge and skills of an executive assistant. The course includes training on Microsoft Office software, and upon completion, individuals have the knowledge and skills necessary to sit for the Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate certification exam. CareerStep support includes access to:
  • Trainers who have professional experience in the industry and are uniquely qualified to answer questions about both the curriculum and the industry. They provide timely answers to questions about the program material and offer a number of personal consultations throughout the training to help learners master important concepts.

  • Technical Support Advisors who are knowledgeable, experienced, and available six days a week to help you work through any technical or computer issues encountered within the training program.

  • Career Advisors who help you transition to the workforce after completion. Your Career Advisor will help prepare the best resume, develop solid interview skills, and give you valuable job search techniques.

Though the course is entirely online, you'll never be on your own. CareerStep's support team is available to offer personal, ongoing support all the way through the training program.

The CareerStep Executive Assistant training program includes up to 155 completion hours. Since the program is completely self-paced and the online training format allows you the flexibility to study as much or as little as your schedule allows, the time it takes you to complete the course will vary. Some learners are able to complete their training program in as little as 1 or 2 months and others, who are more limited in the time they can devote to the course, take longer (for example, learners who can devote about 10 hours a week may finish in about 4 months).

Every learner who signs up in the CareerStep Executive Assistant training program receives an initial 6-month period of training. Though the program is designed to be completed in 3 months of full-time study, you'll have a full 6 months to complete your training. If you need extra time to complete the course after your initial 6-month training, we have 3-month extensions available for purchase.

Your program includes everything you will need to train for a successful career as an administrative assistant or executive assistant. Your training includes:
  • Access to expert-created training
  • Technical support
  • One-on-one help
  • Valuable career resources