Experienced office managers in demand
There is strong demand for experienced office managers who have a broad range of transferable skills. For those wanting to enter the role, it's best to gain experience working in general administration jobs before applying.
According to the Census, 65,907 office managers worked in New Zealand in 2018.
Types of employers varied
Most organisations and industries employ administration staff, so opportunities exist in many areas with a variety of employers.
Office managers may work for small or large employers in a range of different sectors. In a smaller business the office manager may be the only person in an administration role, while in larger businesses they may oversee several staff.