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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Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP (NYSE: BWP) is a midstream master limited partnership that provides transportation, storage, gathering and processing of natural gas and liquids for its customers. Boardwalk and its subsidiaries own and operate approximately 14,625 miles of natural gas and liquids pipelines and underground storage caverns with an aggregate working gas capacity of approximately 207 b...
University of Wisconsin-River Falls Office of the Chancellor Administrative Assistant (UW System title: Administrative Specialist) The University of Wisconsin River Falls, a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located in scenic west central Wisconsin, 30 miles from the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic cities of Minneapolis and St Paul. Year-round arts, cultural and recreational events ...
Position Summary: Responsible for providing day to day administrative assistance for the Facilities department. Responsibilities and Duties: · Use a computerized maintenance management system to input, track, schedule, and verify college-wide work requests, preventative maintenance and emergency needs; · Maintain department computer databases such as inventory, key management and energy manage...
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 ...
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...
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...
This position is more specifically the lead assistant within the Corporate Contracts and Procurement Organization. Coordinates complex and important projects and logistical details to ensure smooth operation of the department. Maintains the Corporate Intraweb Website. Maintains and manages the Corporate OCI System Operates as the system administrator for the Contracts Knowledge Information Sys...
Team Assistant/Administrative Assistant Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading firm that services clients that include the Fortune 500, and will give you the experience and exposure you need to build your career and personal brand? If you are, then PwC US (PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and its subsidiaries) may be the firm for you. We're a member of the PwC network of...
Rapidly growing nutritional supplement company is seeking a self-motivated, detail oriented, multi-tasking and dynamic Executive Assistant. This person must be self-directed with a high level of accountability and be able to work independently. This position will support the CEO, VP of Sales, and VP of Brands on a variety of reporting functions, sales analysis, and administrative tasks. Reports w...
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...
Our client is hiring for a direct hire Administrative Assistant/Executive Assistant job in Naperville, IL. You must have a minimum of eight to ten years of administrative assistant experience with two years of experience supporting an executive. Previous experience supporting an executive’s office and being a strong gatekeeper is very important. Qualified candidate will have experience preparing c...
MDU RESOURCES GROUP, INC. MDU Resources Group, Inc., a member of the S&P MidCap 400 index, provides value-added natural resource products and related services that are essential to energy and transportation infrastructure, including regulated utilities and pipelines, exploration and production, and construction materials and services companies. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/BENEFITS ASSISTANT Provide a...
Our West Michigan client is seeking the right candidate to fill a project-based contract position as a Legal Assistant and/or Administrative Assistant. The successful applicant will work with a cross functional team to gather the information to complete an 80 page SEC document. The best candidate would have the ability to manage all preparation for the annual meeting including ensuring that team m...
Office Assistant, Administrative Assistant -- Growing Logistics Company seeks an experienced Office Assistant to work their North Andover, MA location. This is a FULL-TIME, temp-to-hire opportunity paying $13 - $14 an hour, to start. You will also enjoy free onsite parking, an onsite lunchroom with microwave and fridge, and the ability to wear jeans and sneakers to work! PLUS, upon direct hire by...
INTERESTED IN APPLYING, PLEASE E-MAIL OVER A MS WORD VERSION OF YOUR RESUME TO: ***** and subject OFFICE ASSISTANT / ADMINISTRATIVE ASSITANT This six month contract opportunity is a great way to get your foot in the door with a world class chemical company. Pay Rate is $14/hour. Clerical Duties Strong verbal and written communication skills. Strong organizational skills. Strong...
Please note that the requirements specified in this posting are the basic qualifications required for the Administrative Assistant position; however, job title will be dependent on the candidate's level of experience in those requirements. OBJECTIVES : This position communicates in a clear, professional and articulate manner. Manages the calendars of manager and/or staff. Prepares, processes, an...
Hiring department TX Student Media Monthly salary $2,083+ depending on qualifications Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM Posting number 14-11-25-01-9020 Job Status Open FLSA status Non-exempt Earliest Start Date Immediately Position Duration Funding expected to continue Position open to university-wide applicants Location Austin (main campus) Number of vacancies ...
Marten Transport Cincinnati, OH
We are one of the nation's leading health benefits companies and a Fortune Top 50 company. We are working together to transform health care with trusted and caring solutions.Bring your expertise to our innovative culture where you will have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives, and to take your career further than you can imagine. *Administrative Assistant I / Administrative Assi...
JobGiraffe Chicago, IL
Job Description: Rosemont (Near O'Hare Airport - Northwest Side of Chicago) Administrative / Clerical - Administrative Assistant / Executive Assistant Our client, a national supplier to the foodservice industry, has an immediate opening for an Executive Assistant. The job duties will include: Supporting two Executives Assisting with a variety of day-to-day administrative duties Managing bot...
Job Responsibilities Benefits Supplemental Questions Additional The Department of Mental Health is a drug-free workplace. All candidates will be required to pass a mandatory pre-employment drug test. This position is located within the Division of Inpatient Services ’ G. Werber Bryan Psychiatric Hospital Campus. Address: 220 Faison Drive Columbia, SC 29203 Under general supervision, the Admini...

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Administrative Career Tools

Administrative Assistant

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $50,000.00
Typical Salary for Administrative Assistant
(10093 Respondents)
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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%
(6856 Respondents)
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