Personal assistant

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How to become a Personal Assistant

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.

What skills help Personal Assistants find jobs?

  • Caregiving
  • Personal Assistant Experience
  • Alzheimer's Care
  • Senior Care
  • Administrative Experience
  • Infection Control Training
  • Home Care
  • QuickBooks
  • Google Docs
  • Time Management
  • Hoyer Lift
  • Office Experience

Career progression for Personal Assistant

Education levels for Personal Assistants

0%0%2%7%19%72%Middle School EducationDoctoral DegreeMaster's DegreeAssociate's DegreeBachelor's DegreeHigh School Diploma or GED

Based on the requirements of Personal Assistant job openings on Indeed in the United States within the last three years.

Expected salary by experience

0-44-88-1212-1616-2020-24Years of experience23k24k26k27k28kAnnual salary in USD

Based on resume data from Indeed users who reported working as a Personal Assistant in the United States within the last three years.

Common qualifications for Personal Assistants

  • CNA
  • Driver's License
  • First Aid Certification
  • CPR Certification
  • Physician Assistant License
  • PA-C
  • Caregiver Certification
  • Doubles/Triples Endorsement
  • Certified Home Health Aide
  • Infection Control Certification
  • RRT
  • LPN