Administrative Assistant - Associate Degree at Iowa Community Online Consortium - Iowa Western Community College
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, administrative assistants are the backbone of the American office. At 3.2 million strong, they represent the largest organizations of every type. About 6 out of 10 administrative assistants are employed in firms providing services, ranging from education and health to legal and business services. Others work for firms engaged in manufacturing, construction, wholesale and retail trade, transportation, and communications. Banks, insurance companies, investment firms, and real estate firms are also important employers, as are Federal, State, and local government agencies.