Business Office Manager
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$44,900 - $205,900 268,000+

What Does an Office Manager Do?

An office manager keeps an office organized and running smoothly. This person is key to organizations of all sizes.

An office manager — also called an office administrator, virtual office manager, office coordinator or administrative services manager — is needed in a variety of environments, from small businesses to medical offices. In fact, the size of an office staff determines the range of a manager’s duties. 

Essentially, every type of business needs an office manager. That’s why people who are good at this type of work are in such high demand. 

The day-to-day work of an office administrator is rarely the same. For many, that’s one of the perks of the job, but it can be stressful to someone who doesn’t respond well to a rapidly changing to-do list and the associated deadlines.

If you want to be the go-to person in an office, this career is worth exploring in more detail. Keep reading to learn about what training and experience you’ll need.

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A good office administrator is so organized and flexible that she makes juggling many tasks look easy. (Credit: Vadym Pastukh/Shutterstock)


  • Arrange appointments and travel arrangements
  • Purchase all office materials
  • Complete data entry
  • Answer phone calls and emails
  • Manage bookkeeping and budgets
  • Help resolve any problem that stands in the way of work getting done in the office
  • Create presentations
  • Organize and prepare for office meetings and social gatherings

How To Become an Office Manager: FAQs

The bottom line:

Becoming an office manager is a great fit for someone who is organized and enjoys handling a variety of tasks. It’s also important to find an office with a purpose that fits your personality. That fit can increase your satisfaction with the role.

With the right training, you can get started on a new career in no time. Check out the options from SkillPointe’s training partners below.

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