Microsoft Office Skills in High Demand in the Workplace

By now everyone knows you’re probably going to need computer skills to get by in the modern workplace. It’s true, according to the Bureau of Labor, an estimated 77% of jobs will require some kind of technology skills within the next three years. Among those skills, mastering Microsoft Office is among the most important.

From The Courier:

Microsoft Office skills are some of the most in-demand skills. Competency in Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook are desirable skills among new hires and can be pivotal for current employees to advance. A recent survey by global research firm IDC found entry-level employees in high-growth industries who hold Microsoft certifications can earn up to $16,000 more annually. In a survey of hiring managers, Microsoft found 91 percent included Microsoft Office Specialist certification in their hiring criteria.