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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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City: Selkirk State: New York Postal/Zip Code: 12158 Oldcastle Precast is the leading manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete and plastic products in the United States. Our products range from utility vaults, reinforced concrete pipe, catch basins, drainage and septic tanks, to retaining walls, storm shelters, wall panels, concrete barriers, a variety of prestressed concrete products...
City: Converse State: Texas Postal/Zip Code: 78109 Meadow Burke, a division of Oldcastle, is a premier manufacturer and distributor for the concrete construction industry. For more than seven decades, we have served architects, engineers and contractors with a superior line of concrete reinforcing products, concrete forming accessories, road and bridge products, and industry leading products fo...
City: Merrillville State: Indiana Postal/Zip Code: 46410 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acquisi...
About Us Our mission is to provide superior property management services for each of our resorts. We offer a very comfortable and casual work environment. If you are dedicated and ready to work for an organization that cares, we have an opening for you. We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated front desk clerk. We are offering a career opportunity with a long established vacation r...
Customer Service Specialist Our client is a family owned manufacturer based in the downtown Milwaukee area. This company is currently interviewing candidates for a full-time Customer Service Specialist position. This individual will be reporting to the Project Manager, and work under the general direction of the Owner and CFO. The Customer Service Specialist will review incoming orders, enter th...
Company Confidential Lakeland, FL, 33813
Medical Secretary/Receptionist This is a front-desk position in a small but busy mental health practice with full-time and part-time professionals.This practice has been in operation for approximately 15 years and has an established group of patients, providers, and referral sources. We are looking for a person who wishes to join our team for an extended period of time. The job should appeal to s...
Medical Administrative Assistant job in Indianapolis, IN. Ajilon is currently recruiting for a Medical Administrative Assistant job in Indianapolis, IN. Three to five years of previous experience supporting an executive level individual is required for this position. This individual will provide administrative support as well as managing daily schedules and calendaring. Requirements for the Medi...
The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) seeks a full-time, non-exempt Accreditation Assistant. The position is responsible for administrative functions within the organization, including primary reception and receiving functions. Position requires proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Access (or other related data software applications). Candidates must be professional;...
SECRETARY: Approx 25 hrs, 5 days/week. Prior office exp. required and computer literate. Serious inquiries only. Call after 11am, (910) 822-6638...
2014 Pillar Award winner - Multifamily Development Firm of the Year! At NRP Group, we successfully develop, build, own, manage and have partnered in numerous projects in multifamily, senior housing, single-family infill, and commercial and retail sites. From high-density urban infill sites to more suburban settings, our focus is to make every building we develop, construct and/or manage a true ref...
Company Confidential Haverhill, MA, 01832
Administrative Assistant Successful Contractor located in the Merrimack Valley is looking for an Administrative Assistant/Secretary to join its team. The position will work closely with and report directly to the President. Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills are essential for success. Responsibilities Answering phones and directing calls. Front desk reception and management. Exec...
Company Confidential Indianapolis, IN, 46240
Northside Indianapolis company looking for front office manager/ administrative assistant. Qualified candidate must have outgoing personality, ability to multitask and work independently. Essential Job Functions: • Answer phones, greet customers/clients/vendors. Be the first impression of the company. • Run weekly office errands • Prepare expense reports • Assist with investor gift fulfillmen...
Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're looking for the best and bri...
Administrative Assistant Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're lo...
Executive Administrative Assistant Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference....
The Home Depot, Home Services, Inc. provides in home sales and service to The Home Depot’s growing base of "do it for me" customers. Our services include a full line of replacement windows, siding, roofing, fencing and gutters products and installation services. The Home Depot, Home Services, Inc. provides customers with the every day value and uncompromising customer service that has made The Hom...
Description DISH supports more than 150 DISH In-Home Services (IHS) offices that deliver DISH products and services to customers across the country. The IHS organization encompasses thousands of talented and dedicated employees who serve in roles including Technicians, Resource Planners, Analysts, Training and Quality Assurance Reps and Management to deliver the industry's best products and servi...
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: 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 Description KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS USA, INC. seeks a bright, dependable, and personable BRANCH ADMINISTRATOR to use your customer and PC skills to support the branch sales team. This is a very visible position: an integral part of the sales organization designed for a strong candidate looking for a career. RESPONSIBILITIES: Checking sales orders for completeness Inputting sales ...

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Rate of Growth
6.80 %
Size of Industry in 2006:
22,470,000
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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