Become an Administrative Assistant

Do you enjoy being organized and efficient? Mid’s AAP Pathways feature 8-week courses and allow you to earn a credential 100% online. These pathways prepare you to begin a career in business, legal, medical, and virtual offices and organizations.

Job Outlook
  • $37k
    Median Salary for Michigan (Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants)
  • 2,820
    Annual Job Openings in Michigan
  • 9%
    Growth in Michigan Jobs

Develop Career-Ready, Employer-Focused Skills

Mid’s career-ready programs and pathways provide you with the skills and knowledge you need for entry-level positions in fulfilling careers. Courses have been designed to reflect industry expectations and standards, and many offer the opportunity to earn industry-recognized certifications so you can be ready for real-world work.

Preparing for a career after you graduate? That’s great! Mid students often complete internships and earn industry-recognized certifications that prepare them for real-world work.

And along the way, you’ll receive personalized advice from your Mid Mentor and support from teams across the College who are committed to your success.

Career-Ready Associate Degrees

Mid’s AAP–Business Pathway prepares you to run business-related office operations effectively and efficiently and can be completed 100% online.

Are you interested in the law? Choose our AAP–Legal Pathway and you’ll be prepared to manage a legal office with confidence. Complete this pathway 100% online.

Our AAP–Medical Pathway prepares you to run common medical office operations for a variety of healthcare providers and can be completed 100% online.

Mid’s AAP–Virtual Pathway prepares you to provide virtual administrative assistant services in a variety of industries and can be completed 100% online.

Career-Ready Training Credentials

Complete the AAP–Training Credential Pathway 100% online in just two semesters and be prepared to manage basic office operations in entry-level positions.

Students often work in careers like

  • Executive Assistant
  • Library Assistant
  • Education Administrator
  • Legal Assistant
  • Medical Office Manager
  • General Manager
  • Municipal Clerk

AAP can also provide the foundation for careers in other fields. These and other careers often require additional education or training, sometimes beyond an associate or bachelor’s degree.

Research more careers using O*NET OnLine, a top career tool used by job seekers, employers, and more.

Save $ 83% of students receive financial aid and 2 out of 3 attend Mid tuition free.

Succeed Mid Mentors provide personalized support throughout your journey at Mid.

“Mid was exceptional when it came to earning my degree. I was able to take courses at either campus, and online, to fit my schedule. Mid is a great place to further your education, and I would highly recommend it to anyone!”


Mid’s faculty come from a variety of backgrounds, bringing real-world experiences into the classroom. This means that you learn from more than textbooks. And we carefully tailor teaching strategies to ensure you are ready to succeed.

Our personalized approach to success ensures that you're not just a number. Our instructors learn your name, because our class sizes are small, and your Mid Mentor serves as your single-point-of-contact from application to graduation. We succeed when you succeed, so our investment in your success is personal.

Mid's associate degree pathways allow you to gain a solid foundation of skills in the field, alongside general education credits that promote broad knowledge and deep understanding.

Our training credential and certificate options provide necessary skills for entry-level positions, and often ladder credits into associate degree pathways—saving you time and money if you choose to advance your skills.

Mid offers a wide range of courses through several delivery methods. From on-campus to online and options that let you choose how to attend each course session, you can attend in ways that match your learning style and busy schedule.

You may be wondering how employers will know what skills you've mastered by completing your degree at Mid. To highlight these skills, Mid has partnered with a variety of organizations to award industry-recognized certifications. These certifications provide a return on your educational investment by increasing your employment potential and clearly demonstrating to employers the skills you have mastered.

AAP Industry-Recognized Certifications

  • Microsoft Office 2016 Specialist
  • Gregg College Keyboarding
  • LinkedIn Learning: Social Media Marketing
  • LinkedIn Learning: Marketing on Facebook
  • LinkedIn Learning: Instagram
  • LinkedIn Learning: Marketing on Pinterest
  • LinkedIn Learning: Email and Newsletter Marketing Foundations
  • LinkedIn Learning: Learning Instagram and Marketing on SnapChat
  • LinkedIn Learning: Marketing and Monetizing on YouTube
  • LinkedIn Learning: Learning with Your Mobile Device

What’s it like to be an administrative assistant?

Administrative assistants provide essential services that keep businesses running smoothly. Because industries have specific needs, Mid offers specialty training in a variety of skills that prepare students to succeed in those specific environments.

Flexible Learning to Fit Your Life

Begin your career quickly with flexible 8-week, 100% online courses that allow you to complete your credential fast. Plus, you’ll gain real-world experience through an internship where you’ll put your skills to work and connect with local employers.

More Opportunities

Over 100 Programs & Pathways offer students a wide range of career-ready and transfer-focused academic options. From hands-on learning in state-of-the-art labs to meaningful discussions on current topics and technologies, you’ll be prepared for your next step and future career.

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*Source: IPEDS Data Feedback Report. Savings compare the median 2021-2022 tuition and required fees for an academic year at public Michigan universities with Mid Michigan College, calculated for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates. The tuition and required fees shown here are the lowest reported from the categories of in-district, in-state, and out-of-state. Visit each college or university website for current tuition information.

Job outlook data sourced from O*Net OnLine and valid 2020-2030.