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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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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...
Temporary Executive Assistant position available for the Whippany area. This is a great opportunity to support high level executives in this growing company. The Executive Assistant must have strong written and verbal communication skills and demonstrate the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks. Job Responsibilities: • Heavy calendar management for 3 senior level executives • Travel ...
A Senior Administrative Assistant job in Houston, TX is currently being filled through Ajilon Professional Staffing. You should have at least three years of experience in a similar role to be considered for this position. In this role you will provide support for the CEO by coordinating meetings, travel arrangements, managing calendars and assisting with special projects as needed. The pay is betw...
Description: Now accepting applications for future positions! You dream of a great career with a great company where you can make an impact and help people. We dream of giving you the opportunity to do just this. And with the incredible growth of our business, it's a dream that definitely can come true. Already one of the world's leading health care companies, UnitedHealth Group is restlessly pu...
Ajilon is now hiring for Training and Scheduling Coordinator to support a growing travel company located in downtown Seattle, WA. The primary responsibility of this position will include scheduling training, document management, coordination of internal training, reporting, and routing customer problems and questions to applicable internal resources. In addition, this position will serve as a cond...
Ajilon Professional Staffing is hiring for an Administrative Assistant for a small company job located in Seattle, WA. One of the main responsibilities will be to provide a variety of administrative assistance to the office. This person will also be responsible for answering phones, assisting clients, preparing and editing client contracts, calendar management for the executives and general office...
Executive Administrative Assistant Prestigious Financial company is looking for an Executive Assistant with 5+ years of experience to support a busy Executive and team. Duties include providing administrative support and manage business calendars including travel arrangement and itineraries. Schedule and coordinate client meetings internally and externally. Complex travel arrangements and heavy e...
An Administrative Assistant job in Pasadena, TX is currently being filled through Ajilon Professional Staffing. Candidates should have four years of experience in this role to be considered for the position. In this role you will provide clerical support for the department by preparing various documents, answering and screening calls and scheduling meetings, appointments and travel arrangements. T...
Administrative Assistant job in San Francisco, CA One of Ajilon’s most valued clients has an immediate opening for a full-time Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA. Located downtown, this temporary position at a well-known commercial real estate firm is accessible by public transportation, via BART and Muni. The ideal candidate for the Administrative Assistant position will have previous...
Administrative Assistant in Brick, NJ This is a temp to perm position at a non-profit company looking to start ASAP! The responsibilities include but are not limited to: Answering phones Screening and transferring phone calls Email via Microsoft Outlook Managing paperwork Supporting all members of the office with additional tasks The qualified candidate MUST have at least one year of admin...
Downtown Miami Investment Firm is looking for a Temporary Executive Assistant Responsibilities include: • Under general supervision, perform complex (e.g. project work) secretarial and administrative support duties to middle and senior management • Answer telephone calls, tactfully handle inquiries and transfer calls to appropriate party • Assignments involve work of a confidential nature and ...
Move Coordinator Job in San Francisco, CA Ajilon has an immediate opening for a full-time Move Coordinator job in San Francisco, CA. Easily accessible by BART and public transit, this temporary position at a commercial real estate firm offers the opportunity to be a part of a collaborative team that values customer satisfaction above all. The ideal candidate for the Move Coordinator position will...
Ajilon is now hiring for an Administrative Assistant to support a busy financial company located in downtown Seattle, WA. This position is an 8 month temporary project role assisting during the company’s busy season. Front Office Administrator duties include: • Answer Main Phone Line and maintain order & appearance of reception lobby • Assist with mail deliver and pick up • Conference room set...
Transcription Specialist job in San Francisco, CA Ajilon has an immediate part-time Transcription Specialist job available in San Francisco, CA. Located near Japantown, this short-term temporary position offers the opportunity to work with a well-known and well-respected organization. The ideal candidate for the Transcription Specialist position is extremely detail oriented, and must have previou...
Transportation Client in Middlesex, NJ has an immediate need for a Receiving Administrative Assistant for an indefinite temporary assignment. Hours during training are 1pm – 8pm and will switch to 3 or 4pm - 9 pm Monday through Friday after 2 weeks. Coordinating movement of trucks in and out of facility Good computer skills...lots of data entry into the system of receiving paperwork Must be abl...
Customer Service Job in Eagan, MN Ajilon Professional Staffing is working on a temporary customer service job in Eagan, MN. To be considered for this role, you must have prior customer service experience and superior customer service skills. Our Client has been providing private passenger auto insurance to customer since 1989 and is one of the fastest growing property and casualty insurers in Nor...
Ajilon is working with an exciting company that has an immediate opening for a Coordinator of Membership Operations Job in downtown Fort Worth, TX. If you have excellent customer service skills and are an experienced multi-tasker then this might be a great position for you! Do you want to be a part of a company that’s very established and entrenched in the city and culture of Fort Worth and the su...

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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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