Virtual assistant

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How to become a Virtual Assistant

To become a virtual assistant, real-life experience in an office environment is essential. It is helpful to have a background in business administration. This could be a diploma or degree. It is also helpful to have knowledge of a wide range of administrative software and content creation packages. Once you know which services you would like to offer, you need to have the confidence to promote yourself to businesses.

What skills help Virtual Assistants find jobs?

  • Google Suite
  • Administrative Experience
  • Trello
  • Google Docs
  • MailChimp
  • WordPress
  • Experience with Children
  • Organizational Skills
  • Personal Assistant Experience
  • VoIP
  • Social Media Management
  • InfusionSoft

Career progression for Virtual Assistant

Education levels for Virtual Assistants

2%13%26%59%Master's DegreeAssociate's DegreeBachelor's DegreeHigh School Diploma or GED

Based on the requirements of Virtual 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 experience25k29k33k37k41kAnnual salary in USD

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

Common qualifications for Virtual Assistants

  • CNA
  • Medical Laboratory Scientist Certification
  • Driver's License
  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • BLS Certification
  • RN
  • HVAC Certification
  • Paralegal Certificate
  • First Aid Certification
  • Real Estate License
  • ACLS Certification
  • NMLS
Frequently asked questions
Common questions about career advices for a Virtual Assistant

What type of person is best suited to be a virtual assistant?

A virtual assistant should be self-motivated and eager to help. They should be diligent in their work, and able to manage multiple demands at once. In order to find work, virtual assistants also need to be happy marketing themselves and promoting what they can do.

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