My friend doesn't want to be an admin assistant anymore
December 21, 2013 1:32 PM Subscribe
One of my good friends has been an administrative assistant for the past few years and is getting depressed and burnt out. What types of jobs can he get with his skills?
posted by reenum to Work & Money (14 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
My good friend is desperately trying to get out of being an administrative assistant.
He's about 10 years out of college. He's worked various retail and customer service jobs before becoming an administrative assistant at a university.
He has some interest in grant writing. He's volunteering at some places to try and get the grant writing experience necessary to get a job in the field, but wants to find something else that pays better. Due to education cuts, the university he works at has frozen employee pay for the past 6 years. He's also had some recent expenses that have made his cash crunch even more acute.
What types of professional/office jobs might he be able to get with his experience? I just want to help him get into a better place, at least money wise.