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Administrative Industry Overview


Serving a core function of business, administrative jobs are found at companies in nearly every sector of the US economy. Businesses of all sizes, from attorneys in solo practice to multinational corporations, offer jobs in administration. Industries offering the highest number of admin jobs include government agencies, hospitals, schools, and legal and medical offices.
Employers either hire directly for administration jobs or engage a staffing agency to source, screen and interview qualified admin job candidates.

Administrative Job Market


Administrative assistants and secretaries held slightly more than 4 million jobs in 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Administrative/support job opportunities are expected to grow by 12 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations, the BLS reports. Close to 500,000 new administrative/support jobs are expected to open up over the forecast decade.

With computers radically streamlining many administrative functions -- from making travel reservations to entering data on spreadsheets –- administrative workers have maintained their value by taking on ever-more advanced tasks, such as analyzing spreadsheets and making complex purchasing decisions. Success in an administrative career is contingent on the ability to continuously learn new skills, especially with office productivity software.Virtual assistants, who perform office work for clients remotely, are a recent innovation in the admin/support field.

Common jobs in administrative/support include administrative assistant, office assistant, department secretary, legal secretary, medical secretary and executive assistant.

Administrative Salaries


Median annual wages of administrative assistants and secretaries, excluding legal, medical and executive secretaries, were $31,870 in May 2011, the BLS reports. The middle 50 percent earned between $25,350 and $39,440. The top 10 percent earned $47,670.
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Middlesex Consulting Waltham, MA, 02453
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General administrative functions & information contact point for the Chico Division. This position acts as a central control point of coordination, follow-through, implementation and performance of general administrative tasks and projects for the division; as well as, filling both task and project roles. Answers phones and greets customers. Note: This position has the added responsibility of be...
Arbour Hospital - Arbour Counseling Services in Boston’s Jamaica Plain area is currently seeking a Billing Specialist. Responsibilities include but aren't limited to – verifying insurance, authorization of services, insurance appeals, and daily communication with clinicians and insurance companies. The ideal candidate will bring experience in managing high volume outpatient billing. High energy, d...
This position manages the affairs of Rolling Hills Hospital’s Medical Staff. This includes scheduling, credentialing, onboarding, etc... This position also serves as the assistant to the Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Financial Officer. Qualifications: · Calendar Management, · Staff Meeting Management · Travel & Expense Reporting · Records Retention Management · Presentation Preparation ...
Job Description: Arbour Counseling Services is looking for a part time, bilingual Medical Assistant to work in our busy Lawrence outpatient clinic. The main responsibilities for this position is to assist our prescribers with patient records, translation, letters for clients, and other medical administrative responsibilities that may arise. This is a 19 hour a week position, schedule can be flex...
Job Summary: Under general supervision, performs a variety of specialized and custom tasks to provide process compliance, quality control, project initiation and close out, and administrative support for a team of transaction managers. Maintain confidentiality of Sales, Marketing, Client, and proprietary information and data in all communications. Position requires in-depth knowledge of Sales and...
Job Summary: Manage and direct the operations of each property to which assigned, at the least possible cost to produce the maximum return on the investment dollars, maintaining the property at the established levels of protection, care and maintenance. Essential Job Duties: Maintain appropriate standards of physical maintenance and housekeeping. Establish and monitor preventive maintenance sch...
Job Summary: Responsible for the complete management of a project from the planning phase though final completion and delivery to the client. Responsible for the day to day contact with and for the client and is responsible for meeting project fiduciary requirements and time schedules. Essential Job Duties: Monitor all phases of a project and promptly address any changes to the original scope o...
Job Summary: Manage and direct the operations of each property to which assigned, at the least possible cost to produce the maximum return on the investment dollars, maintaining the property at the established levels of protection, care and maintenance. Essential Job Duties: Maintain appropriate standards of physical maintenance and housekeeping. Establish and monitor preventive maintenance sch...
Job Summary: Performs advanced administrative duties requiring broad experience, skill and knowledge of organization policies and practices for a specific department or individual. Essential Job Duties: Prepares comprehensive and complex proposals, reports, correspondence, charts, tables, graphics and other documents using various software packages. Researches and creates complex data and info...
Job Summary: Under direct supervision, responsible for accounting and/or clerical duties of a complex nature in support of accounting functions. Responsible for assisting in the preparation of monthly balance sheet account analyses, corporate bank reconciliations and responding to any inquiries received from corporate, general and administrative departments. Also responsible for assisting of the ...
Job Summary: Under limited supervision performs a wide variety of specialized, complex tasks in support of the customized -business requirements of a Sales team. Overarching responsibilities include interpretation and execution of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Sales and Marketing department operational policies and procedures. This position retains latitude in formulation and implementation of new p...
Secure Mission Solutions, a Parsons company, is anticipating a need for an Administrative Assistant to join our team in Washington D.C. The Administrative Assistant will provide internal support to an Enterprise Security Operations Center (ESOC). The ESOC is the central organization for IT security operations for a federal organization and is responsible for continually monitoring, detecting, and ...
For more than 50 years, HEICO Corporation, a NYSE traded company, has thrived by serving niche segments of the aviation, defense, space and electronics industries by providing innovative and cost-saving products and services. HEICO’s high-energy culture focuses our Team Members’ on providing high quality products and services to our customer base, which is made up of most of the world’s airlines a...
Work while your kids are in school. Servers & kitchen staff needed. Send your resume to: BBCS Food & Nutrition,406 West B St. Iron Mountain, ATTN: Jenna provided by The Iron Mountain Daily News...
For 40 years Crestron has been the world's leading manufacturer of advanced commercial control systems and home automation systems, innovating technology to simplify and enhance modern lifestyles and businesses. Position Description: Crestron is the world's leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, innovating technology and reinventing the way people live and work. Offerin...
Position Description: About Volcano We are revolutionizing the medical device industry with a broad suite of technologies that make imaging and therapy simpler, more informative and less invasive. Our products empower physicians around the world with a new generation of analytical tools that deliver more meaningful information - using sound and light as the guiding elements. Founded in cardiovasc...
Ajilon Professional Staffing is the fastest-growing staffing service in the world specializing in the temporary and permanent placements of premier administrative and management professionals. We are currently recruiting for one of our most exciting clients for a Receptionist job opportunity located in Central Houston, TX and based on experience paying $11-$15. The Receptionist will provide gener...
Personal Assistant Job (New York City) Company: This opportunity will allow you to work as a Personal Assistant, supporting one Executive. The job opportunity is located in a home office, on the Upper West Side in New York City. Personal Assistant Job Responsibilities: In this position you will be the right hand of a high level executive. Your job will be to assist with any personal errands, cal...
Our client is currently hiring for a direct hire Executive Assistant Job in downtown Chicago, IL. You must have a minimum of four years of experience to qualify for this position. The ideal candidate will have experience working in the financial services or legal industry. Main responsibilities include calendar management, travel coordination, and conference room scheduling. In order to qualify fo...

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Rate of Growth
10.30 %
Size of Industry in 2006:
22,603,000
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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