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Business Office Administration Program in Baton Rouge

The Business Office Administration program is designed for you if you’re interested in running an office, being a receptionist, or acting as a bookkeeper or secretary. It’s an opening to a whole new career. This program can give students job-related skills in various computer business applications, qualifying them for entry-level employment in a variety of positions. This program is designed for the student who desires a computer-oriented career in the business arena. Upon graduation, examples of employment opportunities include: computer operator, bookkeeping clerk, receptionist, file clerk, personnel clerk, typist, work processor, and secretary.

Approximate completion time: 9 months

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If you are interested in becoming a business office administrator or in getting a diploma in Business Office Administration in Baton Rouge, Delta College would love to help you. In just nine months, you can be trained for your new career!

Business Office Administration Occupation Information

See each topic below for more information about the potential of being in Business Office Administration.


  • Job Opportunities
    • Admin. Assistant/Secretary
    • Customer Service Representative
    • Information Technician
    • Bookkeeping Clerk
    • Accounting Clerk
    • Auditing Clerk
    • Receptionist
    • Office Clerk
  • Nature of The Work

    Business office administration assistants perform a variety of clerical and administrative duties that are necessary to run an organization efficiently. They use computer software to create spreadsheets; manage databases; and prepare presentations, reports, and documents. They also may negotiate with vendors, buy supplies, and manage stockrooms or corporate libraries. Secretaries and administrative assistants also use video conferencing, fax and other office equipment. Specific job duties vary by experience, job title, and specialty.

    Typical duties of secretaries or administrative assistants include answering telephones, forwarding call and taking messages. They schedule appointments and arrange staff meetings; prepare written memos, invoices or other reports; edit documents; maintain databases and filing systems, whether electronic or paper; and they perform basic bookkeeping.

  • Job Outlook

    Employment of secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive, the largest occupation in the Office and Administrative Support Group by far, is projected to grow 3 percent from 2014 to 2024.

  • Earnings

    The median annual wage for secretaries and administrative assistants was $35,970 in May 2014. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $22,170, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $59,560.

Delta College of Baton Rouge Advantages:

  • Job Placement Assistance
  • Externship
  • Quality Instructors
  • Affordable Tuition
  • 9 Month Day Classes
  • Licensed by the LA Board of Regents
  • Accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE)
  • Financial Aid Available
  • TOPS Eligible

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