Careers in technical and administrative support may develop in a variety of ways. Consider this example of two office managers:
One might have a construction background and have worked as a trades helper/labourer before studying construction management and pursuing an administrative career.
The other might have gone to college after high school, received a diploma in sales and, after working in the construction industry for a time, decided to pursue an accounting degree. With her combination of experience and skills, he lands a job as office manager with a home building firm.