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Qualifications for a personal assistant vary. There are no formal requirements, but most employers do look for a high school diploma or equivalent for entry-level positions. Many value some vocational certifications and look for a two-year associate degree. Employers also look for some work experience which indicates office management skills, a working knowledge of MS Office and the ability to multi-task. Superb communication and organizational skills are highly sought, as are an extreme focus on privacy and confidentiality.