Business Assistant

Business Assistant

Business Assistant student

You love to manage projects. You love to organize spreadsheets and finances, and you thrive in environments with a lot of people. It's time to consider a job as a business assistant!  At Lane's Business Assistant program you will learn the fine points of business, office procedures and light bookkeeping functions.

One-Year Certificate of Completion

Business Assistant

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Standard Occupational Classification: 43-6014.00

For a profile of this occupation go to the U.S. Department of Labor's O*Net website: Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive

Or check on these O*Net Related Occupations: Receptionists and Information Clerks, Office Clerks, General

How many students completed the Business Assistant 1-year Certificate in 2013-14?

In academic year 2013-14, 68 students completed this certificate.

What was the on-time graduation rate for these students?

Of students who completed this certificate in the 2012-13 academic year, 51.5% completed on time.

NOTE: The federally required method for calculating this rate assumes students will enroll full-time, declare a major immediately, and enroll in it continuously until certificate completion. In reality, many community college students attend part-time, explore several majors, stop out for a term or more, change majors, or brush-up academic skills to be better prepared for college level courses, affecting this narrowly defined on-time graduation rate.

How many jobs are forecast in this occupation between 2010-20?

Lane County: 104;  Statewide: 1248

What wages are forecast for this occupation?

Lane County hourly average - $14.99; annual average - $31,178
Oregon hourly average - $15.44; annual average - $32,108

How much will the program cost?

(Estimates based on 2013-14 data for full-time students. Students attending part-time will incur additional term fees. Consult Lane's website for updated tuition and fees.)

  • Resident tuition and student fees - $4,993
  • Differential fees - $0
  • Books, supplies, other program costs - $1,856
  • On-campus room and board - Not offered
  • Total estimate - $6,849

What's included?

Explanation of costs:

What is the median loan debt incurred by students who completed the program in 2012?

Federal loans - 8,729
Private loans - Not available
Institutional financing - $5