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Top 5 jobs for a business administration graduate

By Jana Angeles | 20 May 2019


Are you thinking about studying a business administration course with Upskilled? You may find online study attractive because you can easily balance your work schedule and raise a family. 

Perhaps you’re wondering what career outcomes you can possibly achieve when finishing a business administration course, or you may already be in the field and want to possibly upskill so you have a better chance at locking in a senior position. 

No matter what your career goals may be, Skillstalk curate some of the best job roles you could attain after completing a Diploma of Business Administration (BSB50415). 

Jobs for business administration graduates

  1. Office Administrator.
  2. Administration Manager.
  3. Executive Personal Assistant.
  4. Office Manager.
  5. Project Assistant.

1. Office Administrator.

two women colleagues talking

Salary expectations
 $55,000 - $63,000* 

Key skills
Office administrators mainly take care of the administrative and support tasks within an office environment. This role is very collaborative as it requires them to work with a range of people from different professional backgrounds. 

Their tasks may include: managing budgets and using office financial systems, checking filing systems are accurate and within legal requirements, organising and collating paperwork, answering enquiries via phone and email and using relevant equipment and software to write up letters, emails and other documents. 

Ideal qualities to have for the role
  • Excellent attention-to-detail
  • Organised 
  • Team player
  • Adaptable to change
  • Able to use various computer software and related applications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication

2. Administration Manager.

male manager working hard on his laptop

Salary expectations
$60,500 - $79,000*

Key skills
Administrative managers perform extensive work on behalf of executives. From organising schedules to the maintenance of records, their role is vital to support the business in all clerical and administration matters.

Their tasks may include: preparing documentation, using computer software to gather data, taking initiative when it comes to administrative and clerical duties, monitoring budgets for contracts, equipment and supplies, reviewing current processes and recommending policy changes, coordinating administration support services in mail distribution, record management and other office support services.

Ideal qualities to have for the role
  • Leadership skills
  • Excellent attention-to-detail
  • Organised 
  • Able to make executive decisions
  • Accuracy 
  • Excellent written and communication skills

3. Executive Personal Assistant.

woman personal assistant taking notes alongside male manager

Salary expectations
$69,000 - $87,000* 

Key skills
Executive personal assistants are in charge of taking care of the schedule of an executive, usually a chief executive officer or an executive manager. They are the ones performing general office duties and help schedule meetings, travel itineraries and other ad-hoc tasks.

Their tasks may include: conducting research and preparing reports on business operations, managing and coordinating business staff, ensuring all appointments, meetings and other demands are scheduled in advance.

Ideal qualities to have for the role
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Highly organised
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Team player
  • Multitasker 
  • Can manage time effectively 

4. Office Manager.

two male employees talking to each other

Salary expectations
$58,000 - $79,000*

Key skills
Office managers have responsibilities in both HR and management, ensuring that the office runs as smooth as possible.. From organising resources to the facilitation of system administration and staffing, office managers have a mix of tasks they need to undertake, which require them to be highly organised and efficient.

Their tasks may include: overseeing office workflow and delegating tasks, setting priorities and targets for the office, managing records and accounts, ensuring that the office space meets work health and safety regulations and conducting staff performance reviews.

Ideal qualities to have for the role
  • Highly organised
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Very good attention-to-detail
  • Adaptable to change
  • Team player
  • Leadership skills

5. Project Assistant. 

multiracial colleagues talking as a team around assistant's computer

Salary expectations
$55,000 - $78,000* 

Key skills
Project assistants normally work alongside project managers when it comes to reaching product/service goals. Their responsibilities involve a mix of project work and administration. 

Their tasks may include: making effective decisions regarding financial and business matters, understanding project objectives and goals and ensuring team members have the resources they need, managing progress reports, timetables and budgets and coordination and facilitation of team communication. 

Ideal qualities to have for the role
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Great decision-making skills
  • Highly organised
  • Effective time management skills
  • Attention-to-detail
  • Team player
*All information on this page has been compiled using figures from payscale.com.au and the Australian Government's joboutlook.gov.au - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

Do you love the career options in business administration?

Upskilled offers a great range of business admin courses to suit your career goals. With the one-on-one support from a dedicated trainer to the flexibility of being able to study online, you can earn a qualification like a Diploma of Business Administration (BSB50415) within 12 months or less. 

If you want to learn more about the business administration industry, check out and download the FREE ebook ‘Careers in Business Administration’ for further insights on job opportunities and more. 

Studying a course with Upskilled means you can go at your own pace without compromising your current work schedule. Get in touch with an education consultant and talk about your career options in business administration by calling 1300 009 924. 

 
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