New Program Announcement: Computer Software Specialist

Dorsey Schools has announced that they will be offering a new Computer Software Specialist diploma program. This new program is ideal for individuals interested in advancing their computer software skills and moving on to the next professional level so that they may thrive in various office and administrative positions in today’s dynamic business environment.

What Do Computer Software Specialists Do?

Computer software specialists use computer software such as Microsoft Office and QuickBooks. Computer software specialists usually provide administrative support in a variety of business settings. These professionals perform a wide range of tasks such as drafting correspondence, maintain schedule and event calendars, organizing files, fielding incoming calls, and provide information to callers.

Where can I work as a Computer Software Specialist?

If your goal is to become a computer software specialist, you may be able to work in many different administrative or clerical functions in a variety of industries that may include healthcare, finance, information technology (IT), and education industries. You can work for a large company or a small local office offering invaluable support to the organization, its employees, and customers.

Type of Work Environment

Many computer software specialists in today’s market work a normal full-time work schedule. There are some jobs that do not adhere to the typical “nine-to-five” time slot. This is because computer support specialists may be needed to work non-traditional hours to meet the needs of their organization.  Computer software specialists, like other administrative professionals, typically work in an office environment supporting management and the company as a whole, interacting with customer and other employees, working with office equipment (computers, telephone, copy machine, fax, etc.) gathering information, communicating with various members of the organization, organizing, planning, and prioritizing work, documenting information, and processing information.

Wages and Employment Trends

According to O*NET Online, the median salary for someone in a comparable role in 2013 was $32,840 annually or $15.79 hourly. Employment in these types of administrative roles is projected to grow 8% – 14% from 2012 to 2022, which is average compared to other occupations.

The Computer Software Specialist Program at Dorsey Schools

Over the years, technology and computer applications have transformed the way we do business and live our lives. Through the Computer Software Specialist program at Dorsey Schools, you will have the opportunity to learn in great detail about in-demand software programs that are commonly used in office settings. Upon graduation, students will be prepared to take four certification exams for in-demand software programs that are commonly used in offices; two of which are the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification and Intuit QuickBooks Certified User examinations.

The Dorsey Schools Computer Software Specialist program will be available at the Southgate, Waterford-Pontiac, Roseville, Lansing, and Saginaw Campuses. If you are interested in studying at Dorsey Schools and becoming a computer software specialist, fill out the “Contact Us” form for more information.

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