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Which Office Jobs Are Right for You?

The office is the cockpit of the modern economy, and its an attractive career option thanks to the regular working hours, pay and benefits that often come with it. There are a variety of office jobs available to people with different personalities and levels of training. Here are a few of the possibilities.


One of the most important clerical positions in any office, be it a small company, a big corporation or a government office, is accounting. It takes a lot of knowledge to navigate tax codes and financial regulations. Consequently, highly trained Certified Public Accountants are in demand. Accounting can be rewarding work for someone who's detailed oriented and loves to be a part of one of the most important positions in an organization.


The title receptionist still has a bit of a menial reputation in some quarters, but it's gaining recognition as the true nerve center that makes an office run. The reception desk is the central contact point for clients and customers, the general public and all levels of the staff. Receptionists typically take and re-route calls, manage office supplies and mail, schedule conference rooms and more. They have to be outgoing, service-oriented, organized and proficient with applications like Microsoft Office and its many cousins.

Administrative Assistant

An increasingly important role in many organizationsthat of administrative assistant. This person usually works for a specific executive in a larger office environment. Duties typically include managing workflow, coordinating meeting and travel schedules, and assisting in the preparation of budgets and reports. The position of administrative assistant is a sufficiently involved and demanding field that many community colleges offer Administrative Assistant certificates.

Writers and Editors

Certain media and content-generation companies employ writers and editors to provide subject matter. Those qualified for these kinds of office jobs typically have a college degree and extensive writing or editing experience. They need to be proficient in grammar and writing style.

These jobs are just a sample of the different positions in a modern office, jobs that can involve everything from customer service to part-time clerical jobs. Its worth taking the time to seek out the job that's best for you.

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