Working as an office manager can be an enjoyable option if you are someone who prefers the traditional set up of office work. This would be an ideal option for someone who has worked clerical positions before, such as a secretary, and slowly worked on improving their status within the office as time continued to pass. It can be a stressful position if the individual is not used to office work. Individuals who have strong leadership skills and are fairly outgoing will do well working as office managers. This is also a position where the individual doesn’t have to go through an extensive amount of education in order to be able to apply for work and be considered. Those who have had previous managerial experience tend to get the most consideration for their application.
An office manager is responsible for supervising the office activities to help achieve maximum productivity. They should be able to develop procedures and policies for office activities. This would include elements such as dictating, filing, records maintenance, and many other areas of office responsibilities. This type of position requires at least a high school diploma, although you should also have at least seven years of experience in the field before you apply for a position. This position typically reports to a senior manager for further guidance.
If you do not have the education that is required for this type of occupation, you may be interested in attending school to gain more instruction in meeting your professional goals or continuing your education in order to work towards attaining this goal. The counselors at most colleges and universities will be willing to help create an academic plan for you that will provide you with guidance regarding which courses you should study in order to pursue a degree or certification in the industry related to this profession. In some circumstances, those who are returning to school in search of improving their professional status may be able to have their courses and tuition paid for by their current employer or an employer that may be interested in hiring them after the right degrees and certifications have been attained. If you are interested in this option, you may want to contact your employer or prospective employer for more information.
The median salary for an office manager is $64,000.
The information above is based on statistics that were taken from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. It is important to understand that most of the information listed here are estimates based on information that was collected from previous years. As a result, the salaries and other related information for this occupation may vary in your area. It may also vary depending on your employer and what the average payment amount for your county or state may be within your industry of choice. For more information, you may want to visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics for more in depth determinations.