Office Administration

Office Administration

Potential earnings range:
Per year after graduation

Are you interested in the finance and business field and good with computers? Do you enjoy talking to people and have strong listening skills? 

Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Office Administration training program. 

On the job you will ... 

  • Manage databases, records and documents 
  • Schedule meetings and send communications via e-mail 
  • Handle incoming and outgoing mail and faxes   
  • Prepare memos, invoices or reports  
  • Communicate with team member or clients over the phone, via e-mail or in person 


Some of the career options you will have ... 

Most Office Administration graduates go to work full time in both large and small offices. Although secretaries and administrative assistants work in nearly every industry, many are concentrated in schools, hospitals, government agencies, and legal and medical offices. 

The credentials you will earn ... 

In the Office Administration training program, you will earn industry-recognized credentials from organizations.  

Students should also earn a state-issued learner’s permit and driver’s license upon completion of the program. 


What you’ll need to start training ... 

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers) 
  • Completion of all introductory and career preparation courses 
  • Passing scores on all written and performance tests 
  • Meet academic (math and reading) requirements 
  • Compliance with state requirements that may involve a criminal background check, and completion of a training program meeting federal content requirements 
* Salary information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Program and is provided for planning purposes only. Actual salary will depend on student skill level, credentials earned, experience level and location.
Meet your instructors

Meet your instructors

Belinda Devine
Belinda Devine is South Bronx Job Corps' Office Administration instructor. She worked at Little Rock Job Corps Center for four years, where she also received certifications to teach Computer Networking. She acquired a baccalaureate degree in business administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. In her current role, Belinda teaches administrative skills, computer applications, office proficiency, and the skills necessary to obtain, maintain and cultivate a professional career as an office administrator.  Belinda is the mother of three children and loves to swim and hike. Prior to becoming a teacher, Belinda worked as an actress in Hollywood for approximately nine years and can be seen on stage, as well as on the big screen in the movie “Phat Girlz.”