ICB: Why You Should Study Office Administration

ICB: Why You Should Study Office Administration Date Published: October 23, 2020 The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers offers study programmes in Office Administration through colleges such as Matric College. Office...

ICB: Why You Should Study Office Administration

Date Published: October 23, 2020

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers offers study programmes in Office Administration through colleges such as Matric College.

Office administration is a critical or scarce skill in South Africa, so finding employment will be fairly easy! 

Here are a few reasons why you should study ICB Office Administration. 

Who is the ICB?

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers are a long-distance learning institution that offers highly-accredited courses in financial and business management. 

All of their courses are both nationally and internationally recognised which means that you can work anywhere you see fit!

Another great thing about having an ICB qualification is that it is known by employers as a quality certification. This means that employers are more likely to hire you if you have an ICB qualification. 

What is office administration?

Office administration is all about the smooth runnings of an office space. Office administrators handle the day-to-day admin of an office whilst also doing small amounts of research, maintaining office supplies and might encounter a bit of bookkeeping along the way!

The key function of an Office Administrator is that with their vast skillset, they may be able to help out in nearly every department! 

Here are 6 essential skills needed as an office administrator

Have a look at this infographic from GrowthHackers that shows the 6 most essential skills needed by an office administrator

Scarce Skills

Scarce or critical skills are qualifications that are in demand, mainly because nearly every business needs them and not many people have these qualifications. 

Having a scarce skill is a great way to find employment as employers are actively looking for individuals with critical skills qualifications. Office Administration is one of these scarce skills in South Africa .

Employment opportunities

If you have an office administration qualification, these are a few of the careers you can branch into: 

  • Junior Office Administrator
  • Receptionist
  • Office Assistant
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Marketing Administrator
  • Senior Office Administrator
  • Secretary
  • General Office Manager

Start today!

Are you thinking of starting an ICB course in Office Administration? Click here to find out more! 

Author: Andrea Frisby 

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