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How did you get your start doing office assistant work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position?

Do you need a particular educational background?

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AlisonB in Toronto, Ontario

47 months ago

I have worked in healthcare since 1985. I went to college for 2 years and did the Medical Secretarial course not sure if that course is now available I believe it may be under another name.

I started off as a receptionist, then a junior secretary, then an intermediate secretary, then an administrative secretary, then a program assistant, then an administrative assistant but these changes occurred from 1985 to date. With each job also increase of salary.

At this point I believe that if you have any form of secretarial skills and have worked in an office you can work in any industry

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