For most office assistant positions a high school diploma or equivalent degree is usually sufficient. Some employers, however, require an associate's degree.
Office assistants need to have advanced computer skills, and they typically have strong time management and organizational skills.
Qualifications for Office Assistant
High school diploma
1-3 years of relevant experience in an office setting, preferably in an administrative or clerical role
Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize, and comfortable working independently
Exceptional oral and written communication skills, including strong spelling, grammar, and punctuation
Must be committed to providing outstanding customer service and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills
Strong attention to detail
Proficient computer skills and ability to operate general office equipment