Business-Office Technology - Moberly Area Community College

Business & Office Technology

Behind every successful business is a single administrative assistant or a team of administrative assistants and secretaries who organize the everyday activities to help run an organization smoothly and efficiently.

Do you enjoy working with people, multiple tasks, data and information, technology, and event coordination all in the same day? If so, then becoming a business and office professional might be just the career for you.

Secretaries and administrative assistants are employed in organizations of every type and held more than 4.2 million jobs in 2006, ranking it among the largest occupations in the U.S. economy.

With the reliance on technology in the workforce, today’s secretaries are the professional staff of yesterday.


Program Information

The MACC Business and Office Technology program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to begin your career as an administrative office professional. You choose the area of specialization you desire: executive, legal, or medical. With the education and experience obtained in this program, successful graduates are prepared to work in positions such as legal administrative assistant, executive administrative assistant, medical receptionist, medical office assistant, receptionist, secretary, data entry clerk, as well as many other office support positions.


Employment Opportunities

As one of the largest employment sectors in the United States, secretaries and administrative assistants will have among the largest numbers of new jobs arise between now and 2016. Employment of executive secretaries and administrative assistants is projected, by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, to grow faster than average for all occupational areas.

As a reliance on technology continues to expand in the office setting, job opportunities should be best for those applicants with extensive knowledge of related software applications. Opportunities should also be excellent for those with advanced communication and computer skills.

Long-term advancement opportunities exist for qualified assistants who broaden their knowledge of their company’s operations and enhance their skills to provide additional services to their employer. Get your start in this professional career with a degree in Business and Office Technology at MACC.