Microsoft Office Specialist

Prepare for a number of positions in an automated office setting. Perform duties too varied and diverse to be classified in any specific office clerical occupation, requiring knowledge of office systems and procedures. Provide technical assistance to computer users.

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Jackson College offers a certificate program and concentration in Microsoft Office Specialist. Further education in one of the career fields above may broaden opportunities.


Wages start at about $25,500 per year, with median wages of $42,000 per year.

Career Outlook

Job outlook for office clerks is expected to increase about 6 percent in coming years; employment of secretaries is expected to grow 13 percent; and employment of help desk technicians is expected to grow 20 percent.