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Administrative Assistant Overview

Administrative Assistants work in almost every sector of the economy, including schools, government and private corporations, but there are certain tasks common to almost all Administrative Assistants:

  • Answer phones
  • Open and distribute mail
  • Schedule meetings and appointments
  • Update department calendars
  • Operate office machinery such as fax and copy machines
  • Draft routine memos

In larger organizations, Administrative Assistants may work for a specific department like engineering, human resources or marketing. They may also work in specialized fields such as law or medicine and will be asked to perform tasks specific to that field. A Legal Assistant may be asked to conduct research on legal precedents, and a Medical Assistant needs to be familiar with medical terminology and billing procedures.

In smaller organizations, the Administrative Assistant is responsible for the regular maintenance of office equipment and scheduling repairs when needed. They are also responsible for maintaining an adequate stock of basic office supplies and often have the authority to negotiate with the vendor.

Additionally, Administrative Assistants prepare presentations, operate videoconferencing equipment and make travel arrangements.

Education Requirements

The minimum requirement for this position is a high school diploma, but additional course work in business or computer skills or an associate's degree can help get the job. For specialized positions such as legal or medical, familiarity with the vocabulary of the field and certification through a recognized organization makes a candidate more marketable.

Job Market for Administrative Assistants

Overall employment of Administrative Assistants in coming years is expected to grow 12 percent, which is the average for all occupations.

Employment of medical secretaries and assistants is projected to grow 36 percent in the same time period, which is much faster than average for all occupations.

The employment of Legal Administrative Assistants is expected to decline 3 percent during that time.

Similar positions that a person might want to consider include Academic Administrative Support, Administrative Assistant Security or Administrative Support Customer Service.

Salary Range for Administrative Assistants

Nationally, the annual median salary for an Administrative Assistant is $39,000 with a salary range from $32,000 to $54,000.

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New York City, NY, 10016
Financial services firm is searching for a Contract Administrative Assistants Hours: 8am, 9 – 5 or 6pm and overtime as needed, MON-FRI Job Description:  Organizing on and off-site meeting arrangements, scheduling international and domestic travel  Phones, switchboards  Ordering supplies, keeping inventory  Formatting and distribution of meeting agendas and other documents  Electronic a...
Birmingham, AL
We are now hiring for a self-motivated, energetic individual to fill our front desk administrative/recruiter position! We are one of the leading full service promotional marketing firms in the Birmingham area and we specialize in event marketing for a variety of clients through targeted retail campaigns. We have recently expanded our firm, adding several different divisions and suddenly have an op...
Washington, DC, 20005
International news agency based in Washington DC looking for a receptionist/administrative assistant with following job duties: - Welcomes visitors by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries, directing them. - Maintains safe and clean reception area as well as organizing all office supplies - Contributes to Administrative team effort by accomplishing expen...
North Palm Beach, FL, 33408
Part-time Administrative Assistant TenderCare Associates is a family owned and operated Nurse Registry Service, based in North Palm Beach, referring privately paid home care services to elderly and dependent clients. Description of Responsibilities To act as ‘front of house’, greeting all visitors to the office as well as answering telephone calls in a prompt, polite and friendly manor. Recruit...
New York, NY
Job# 453272292 RESPONSIBILITIES: Handles day-to-day administrative needs of the SVP of Advertising & Marketing. Duties include, but not limited to: answering phone, copying, faxing, distribution of mail, database management, preparing expenses, scheduling appointments/meetings, maintaining department files Assist the SVP with organizational projects that involve follow-up including not limited ...
Chesapeake, VA
Looking for a hardworking financial services administrative professional with 1-2 years minimum relative job experience in a financial advisor/planner type setting or back office financial processing environment . We are a small busy OSJ office looking for the right person to fill a much needed administrative assistant role with financial services experience. Job Duties include but not limited to...
We are currently seeking an Executive Administrative Assistant. This role enhances Executive's effectiveness by providing information management support and representing the executive to others. The Executive Assistant position is primarily responsible for providing administrative duties to the Executive Vice President and several Vice Presidents for our Direct Home & Office Delivery Organization....
Boca Raton, FL, 33487
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 33 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking an Administrative Assistant in Boca Raton, FL. Earn $18.00 to $22.00 per hour at this full time, temp-to-hire position. Work 40 hours per week Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Job Description: Provides advanced/specialized administrative assistanc...
San Francisco, CA, 94115
Administrative Assistant job in San Francisco, CA One of Ajilon Professional Staffing’s clients has an immediate full-time Administrative Assistant job available in San Francisco, CA. Located in downtown San Francisco, this temporary position at an educational institution offers the opportunity to be a part of a collaborative team that values excellent customer service above all. The ideal candid...
Houston, TX, 77046
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 Energy clients for an Administrative Assistant opportunity located in Downtown of Houston. The Administrative Assistant will provide general administ...
San Francisco, CA, 94118
Insurance Verifier/Administrative Assistant job in San Francisco, CA One of Ajilon Professional Staffing’s clients has an immediate full-time Insurance Verifier/Administrative Assistant job available in San Francisco, CA. Located in downtown San Francisco, this temporary position at a medical institution offers the opportunity to gain experience with a collaborative team that values excellent cus...
Houston, TX, 77046
Administrative Assistant in Houston, Texas We are currently recruiting for an Administrative Assistant job that is located in Houston, TX in the Galleria area. This position is with one of our prestigious oil and gas clients, is temporary to hire and based on experience $14-$17an hour. This ideal Administrative Assistant candidate will have 1-3 years’experience, strong coordinating/scheduling, oi...
Houston, TX, 77056
We have a contract to hire HSE Administrative Assistant job in Houston, TX with one of our most respected oil and gas clients. This candidate will be responsible for coordinating all medical aspects of international travel, partner with HR and assist Expats and their families with preparing for traveling overseas and meeting medical requirements as well as educate executives and officers about exe...
Roseville, CA, 95661
Executive Administrative Assistant Job in Roseville, CA We are seeking qualified candidates for an Executive Administrative Assistant job in Roseville, CA. This position is a full time contract to hire opportunity with an organization that is growing. This company is currently seeking qualified candidates to assist C-Level Executives with travel, reporting, meeting set-up, newsletters etc. If you...
San Francisco, CA, 94111
Administrative Assistant job in San Francisco, CA Ajilon Professional Staffing has an immediate full-time Administrative Assistant job available in San Francisco, CA. Located in downtown San Francisco, and easily accessible by BART and public transit, this temporary position at a commercial real estate company offers the opportunity to be a part of a collaborative team that values excellent custo...
San Francisco, CA, 94143
Part-Time Administrative Assistant job in San Francisco, CA Ajilon Professional Staffing has an immediate Part-Time Administrative Assistant job available in San Francisco, CA. This temporary position at a top educational institution offers the opportunity to be a part of a collaborative team that values excellent customer service above all. The ideal candidate for the Part-Time Administrative As...
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301
Our client is hiring for an Administrative Assistant/ Jr. Account Executive for Marketing Agency in Fort Lauderdale, FL. **Part-time position – GREAT for entry level Marketing/Communication Students/Grad Administrative Assistant Job Responsibilities: •Assist the Account Executive with marketing and administrative needs. i.e., faxing, emailing, researching or any other support needs & projects. ...
San Diego, CA, 92122
Administrative Assistant jobs in San Diego, CA Ajilon Professional Staffing is proactively seeking candidates for various Administrative Assistant jobs in San Diego County, CA. These are temporary, temporary to direct hire, and direct hire opportunities within various industries. Depending on the position and experience, pay is usually between $12-$17/hr. You will be responsible for all administr...
Houston, TX, 77055
A Sales Administrative Assistant position in Houston, TX is currently being filled through Ajilon Professional Staffing. You must have experience with bill of lading documents to be considered for this position. You will be tracking packages, coordinating shipping and receiving, and tracking packages. The pay is between $14.00 and $17.00 per hour, depending on experience. Responsibilities of Sale...
Houston, TX, 77046
Administrative Assistant in Houston, Texas We are currently recruiting for an Administrative Assistant job that is located in Houston, TX in the Galleria area. This position is with one of our prestigious oil and gas clients, is temporary to hire and based on experience $14-$19 an hour. This ideal Administrative Assistant candidate will have 1-3 years’experience, strong coordinating/scheduling, o...

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Administrative Career Tools

Administrative Assistant

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $50,000.00
Typical Salary for Administrative Assistant
(10099 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

Bachelor's
30.3%
Some College Coursework Completed
28.6%
Associates
15.8%
High School
13.5%
Master's
4.5%
Certification
3.6%
Vocational
2.5%
(6859 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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