katie120 in Portland, Oregon said: i am still in high school. im 17 years old and i do very well in school. i have always wanted to become a personal assistant but i dont know how to go abouts becoming one... any tips would be great! thanks
It really depends on what type of Personal Assistant you are attempting to pursue.
I've been in the "administrative support" field for over 15 years and only the past five has been as a Personal Assistant.
If you are referring to the PA that walks the dog, picks up the dry cleaning and has the car detailed - and taking into account your spelling and grammar, you should have no problem.
Having been a mentor to PA's and aspiring PA's for the past two years, speaking from experience, if you are talking about the kind of PA that handles: scheduling, meetings, travel, business development, finances, insurance (personal/professional), etc.then experience, and much of it, is the only key.
As for household management as a PA - again, unless you are walking the dog and getting the kiddies off the bus, which is a nanny or a housekeeper - you will still need some years of experience under your belt - unless the job is handed to you.
Please understand I am not trying to be discouraging. I am being REALISTIC.
One simple note you should have taken is the annual salary of a PA - one does not graduate begin making as much as a personal, business, or household management PA.
I have been a PA to several very high profile people, having had offices in Albany and Manhattan, having traveled and lived in many locations I can tell you - across the board - you have your work cut out for you. I'll be glad to answer any questions you have that are well thought out, prudent and intelligent. Please narrow the scope of your interest other then "I want to be a PA how do I do it" - be concise and deliberate w/ your questions.