So, after many instances of research and asking around, I've come to the conclusion that as an admin assistant anywhere, I will not be able to get promoted to anything other than admin assistant II or III or executive admin assist. or supervisory admin assist, or anything that's admin assist. The exception to this is if the person that I'm an assistant to is withdrawn from his position and the employer sees that I had enough hands-on eperience with them to replace them. This is rare, and this will certainly not happen in the program that I"m currently working in, so I'll let this go. However, I absolutely do not by any means whatsoever want to be admin assistant as a career, so no options there. I will have to continue a basic job as this when and as I'm pursuing my bachelor's, but I would prefer something else that may be as good or better to start out with. Then, I can start fresh with the bachelor's as this will most likely, of course, open up much better options. I have people telling me that the admin assist is really it (above and beyond the flipping burgers, cashier, custodian, etc.) as long as I don't have my bachelor's. Anything else?