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.

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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
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Career progression for Personal Assistant

Education levels for Personal Assistants

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

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Expected salary by experience

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

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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
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