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Office Technology: Job and Salary Expectations

According to the Nebraska Department of Labor, the Administrative Support and Services occupation is in the top 25 fastest growing industries in Nebraska between 2010 and 2020 with a 19% projected increase in job growth by 2020. The opportunities in this area are plentiful.

 

The top national industries Office Technology professionals work in are:

  • Education/training/College/University
  • Finance/banking
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Non-profit
  • Utilities

Employers look for workers with knowledge, combination of skills, personal traits, and attitudes. Office technology professionals generally work with other people and should be cooperative and able to work as part of a team. They must be willing to change to meet the unexpected requirements of the job and be willing to learn and utilize updated software packages and new office equipment. Employers require a strong work ethic, problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and knowledge of word processing, microcomputer applications, and other general computer skills. In addition, office professionals must be proficient in keyboarding and competent in spelling, punctuation, grammar, and oral communication. The average wage in Nebraska for a position of this nature is $30,790.

 

To view average hourly wages and average annual wages by occupation titles, select this link to the Office Technology Average Wages table.

 

The most significant issues affecting administrative professional in the next five years are keeping up with changing technology, doing more with less resources/cost reductions including supporting multiple supervisors, and increased workload and juggling multiple priorities.

 

To see job offerings for the Omaha Metropolitan area, click on the following link: http://omaha.jobs.com/External link

 
 
 
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