virtual industry

In recent years there has been an uptick or greater acceptance of virtual remote workers in the workforce and virtual assistant trends have shown there to be an uptick in the industry.

Companies are realizing the cost-cutting benefits of virtual assistants being delegated work while not necessarily working in-office with them, saving overhead costs of typical in-office employee costs (desks, computers, supplies, etc). They also offer the benefit of companies being able to complete twice as much work–now having virtual assistants being able to take on the work that is not able to get done by those in-office.

2017 has so far been a big year in the virtual world, with artificial intelligence such as Alexa coming to the forefront, but luckily, there is simply no replacing human virtual assistants, as they can offer. Below are some new predicted trends coming to the virtual assistant workforce in 2017.

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Only in the last few years has the virtual administration field taken off into the public sphere. While virtual assistants have been around much longer, they were used scarcely and at the discretion of the company.

Now, it seems more companies are realizing the benefits of hiring a virtual assistant and see where the field is going, what can be done with the use of virtual assistants, and the cost-saving perks of having a virtual assistant.

The opportunities have become far more abundant for careers in virtual administration and simply the change in perception from just being a job sitting at home in your PJ’s to a respected industry have carved the way for individuals to thrive in the position.

Beyond just public perception, there are many reasons why the industry is growing and below are just a few.

Accessibility of training

There has always been the ability to train to be a virtual assistant, but most training is simply done through the company outsourcing the position. Now, individuals are able to be trained in all aspects of the field and already come well-equipped to perform the duties of a virtual assistant with extensive training and experience.

Meadows VA School offers training for those looking to properly jump into a virtual administration career.

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Please join me at the KNOW Seminar on March 9th, 2017 at 8:30 AM in League City Texas. We will be discussing virtual as an industry and how it is effecting the current job and labor markets. Please RSVP to jane@leaguecitychamber.com I hope to see you then!

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