Multi-skilled office administrators in demand
Your chances of securing a job are best if you can combine general administration skills with skills in other areas such as accounting support, data entry, reception, health and safety or human resources. This is because some organisations have combined two administration jobs into one to saves costs.
According to the Census, 36,231 office administrators worked in New Zealand in 2018.
Software skills improve chances of getting a job
Entry-level office administrators can improve their chances of getting a job if they have experience using software such as Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Dynamics, Salesforce or MYOB, as employers report a shortage of people with these skills.
Types of employers varied
Most organisations employ administration staff, so you can work for a variety of employers including:
- private businesses
- government departments
- local government
- the armed forces
- legal offices
- education institutes
- not-for-profit organisations.