Administrative Assistant Jobs

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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Ajilon Professional Staffing is hiring for an Administrative Assistant job for a small financial company located in Lynnwood, WA. One of the main responsibilities will be to provide a variety of administrative support to a small, collaborative team. Company offers competitive pay, benefits including health care, 401(k) with a 4% employer match and tuition reimbursement. Front Office Administrator...
Do you have superior, one-of-a-kind customer service skills? Do you have a pleasant, welcoming phone voice? Can you manipulate data in an Excel spreadsheet? If this sounds like you, then you should apply for our position as the Client Services Assistant! International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI) is looking for a Client Services Assistant. This position will provide general administrati...
Company Confidential Fort Wayne, IN, 46825
Job Purpose: Enhances executive's effectiveness by providing information management support; representing the executive to others. Duties: * Produces information by transcribing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying, and transmitting text, data, and graphics. * Conserves executive's time by reading, researching, and routing correspondence; drafting letters and documents; collect...
Company Confidential Wilmington, DE
Administrative Assistant is needed for an established wholesaler servicing the State of Delaware. Duties include, but aren't limited to: scheduling, travel arrangements, emails, organization, dictation and meeting notes, and benefit invoice review. This position will also assist the Office Manager. An ideal candidate will be detail oriented, organized, proficient in MS programs, and able to multi...
Office Assistant / Executive Assistant / Administrative Assistant Westlake Village, CA Compensation: Salary, Health Benefits About the Company: Skyrocket Ventures is a rapidly expanding recruiting firm for high growth technology companies that range from industry leaders to top-tier startups. At Skyrocket Ventures, we aim to bring the best companies and candidates together. We are rapidly gro...
Executive Administrative Assistant, Executive Assistant - Steel Processing and Distribution Center seeks an Executive Administrative Assistant to provide administrative support to a senior group of executives. You will work at their facility in Lindon, UT. This is a full-time, temp-to-hire position where you will earn $38,000 - $48,000 a year, depending on your experience. Plus, upon direct hire,...
Cvent is looking for multiple Senior Administrative Assistant/Executive Assistant with exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills. These individuals will provide support in the areas of office management and general business operations to the executives of our technology and sales departments. This is a great opportunity for an eager and motivated candidate to get into a quickly growing c...
Company Confidential Buffalo Grove, IL, 60089
Company Description: We are Top1 LED displays manufacturer in China and Top2 LED displays manufacturer in the world with many branches all over the world. With the success of many large projects in the US, we are expanding to North America Market. We invite you to join our US team and offer you the great opportunity for career development. Our Strength: Founded in 1995 with over 100,000squm of ...
INTERESTED IN APPLYING, PLEASE E-MAIL OVER A MS WORD VERSION OF YOUR RESUME TO: ***** and subject Administrative Associate This contract opportunity is a great way to get your foot in the door with a world class chemical company. This position is an Administrative Associate position within a self-directed work team that provides all administrative support to the many functions ...
Recruiter to contact: Agustin Alvarez Job Title:PART TIME Administrative Assistant Location: San Ramon, CA Compensation: DOE Assignment Length: Contract- 6 months Description: This is a PART TIME 6 month assignment Work Schedule - Three days a week Monday, Tuesday and Thursday or Monday Wednesday and Thursday There will be frequent visits to the office of Chairman and CEO. The primary foc...
Description DISH Network has an employment opportunity for individuals with energy, intellect, and the need to achieve as an Administrative Assistant. Requirements High School diploma or equivalent 1 year of experience Previous administrative experience a plus. Excellent PC skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and the Internet. Previous Oracle data base knowledge a plus. Good ...
Dupre’ Logistics is currently seeking an Administrative Assistant for our office in Houston, TX to support our Site & Private Fleet Services business unit. Company Description Dupre' Logistics, a $225mm leading edge logistics company, is grounded on a culture of solid core values that are "always forward thinking." We focus on the safety of our team members, outstanding customer service, and pro...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking an Administrative Assistant in San Antonio, Texas (TX). Summary: Provides general support services to assigned unit and performs administrative activities for projects and programs. Job Overview Performs various administrative duties in support of the department under moderate supervision; These functions may include mail distribution, invoice processin...
Huntsman currently has an immediate opening for a dynamic individual with proven capability as a Senior Administrative Assistant for our Treasury and Credit Services Organization at our Corporate Administrative Headquarters located in The Woodlands, Texas. Essential responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following: Provide telephone coverage, assist with scheduling ...
Administrative Assistant Job in El Segundo, CA Our client is hiring for a temporary, entry level Administrative Assistant job in El Segundo, CA. We are seeking a high energy problem solver to support a large team of engineers. Must have strong communication skills, a high level of motivation, exceptional writing skills, and computer proficiency in Microsoft Office. This is an exceptional opportun...
Send Resume to 63718 @accuick.com Our client is currently seeking an Administrative Assistant - Junior This is a 6 month Contract position, with a possibility to extend Our client is a leading provider of financial services, with operations in 29 countries and more than 29,000 employees worldwide. They have more than $2.4 trillion in lendable assets, and are the number 1 provider of US mutual f...
Title: Administrative Assistant in Cincinnati, OH Summary: We have a job opening for an Administrative Assistant in Cincinnati, OH. This position will be responsible for supporting administrative roles for the CEO. The Administrative Assistant job duties and responsibilities include: • Establish, prepare, and maintain a variety of files, and documents • Maintain control of matters in progres...
Ajilon Professional Staffing has an opening for an Executive Administrative Assistant role in the greater Princeton, NJ area. If you have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in an Administrative role then this could be a great fit for you. Come work for a company that offers its employees many different ways to excel in their career. The organization values teamwork, strong communication,...
Ajilon Professional Staffing is recruiting for an Administrative Assistant job in Arlington, TX. Qualified individuals will possess a Bachelor’s degree and one year or more experience in a similar type of role. This is an exciting opportunity to join an industry leading company and the chance to become part of the fast growing and exciting technology industry. You competitive salary will be paired...
Administrative Assistant Job in San Francisco, CA A construction company has an immediate short term opening for an Administrative Assistant job in San Francisco, CA. This temporary position offers an easy commute via public transportation due to its downtown location. The ideal candidate for the Administrative Assistant job will have previous proven ability to work well in a team environment whi...

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Administrative Career Tools

Administrative Assistant

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $50,000.00
Typical Salary for Administrative Assistant
(10088 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

Bachelor's
30.4%
Some College Coursework Completed
28.6%
Associates
15.8%
High School
13.5%
Master's
4.5%
Certification
3.6%
Vocational
2.5%
(6853 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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