Administrative Assistant Jobs


Administrative Assistant Job Overview


Secretary and administrative assistant jobs require consummate office-productivity skills, a knack for organization, a way with people and flexibility under pressure.

Administrative assistant work typically includes a variety of clerical and organizational tasks, including answering phones; scheduling appointments and meetings; booking travel; photocopying and filing; expense accounting; and creating and editing documents, spreadsheets and presentations.

Executive administrative assistant employment is based on the same kinds of skills performed by staff-level admins, but for a smaller group of very demanding employees, mainly high-level executives. An executive assistant may also take on the chief-of-staff function of controlling access to the executive.

Administrative Assistant Education


For office administration jobs, experience is typically more important than formal education or training. But most employers require a high school diploma, and many prefer a college degree. Executive administrative assistant job openings may be more likely to require or prefer candidates with a bachelor's degree.

Administrative assistants almost universally must demonstrate proficiency with office-productivity software, typically Microsoft Office.

Administrative Assistant Job Market


Secretaries and administrative assistants held just over 4 million jobs in 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Secretary and administrative assistant job opportunities are projected to increase by 492,900 by 2020.

Administrative Assistant Salaries


The median admin salary was $31,870 in 2011, according to the BLS. Median salaries for executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants were $45,580.
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Job Title: Administrative Assistant/Senior Administrative Assistant/ Executive Assistant in Financial Domain Location: Chicago, Illinois 60603 Duration: 6 Months+ Multiple Openings for different levels Summary: The Senior Administrative Assistant is accountable for providing high level administrative and professional support to an executive and 5 or more professionals within a medium to large...
State of South Carolina Columbia, SC, 29209
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...
Marten Transport East Hanover, NJ
*The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.* Bachelor’s de...
Catcha Roxboro, NC
Company North Carolina Public Schools Branch Roxboro NC US Position: administrative assistant-CO – Administrative Assistant (12 month position) Location: Roxboro, NC Administrative Assistant (12 month position) Position… Minimum Experience: General Position Comments: Administrative Assistant (12 month position) Submit Resume… Administrative Assistant (12 month position) Position Number: ...
MoneyGram International Dallas, TX
Legal Administrative Assistant (Administrative Assistant III) MoneyGram International - Dallas General Responsibilities: Under limited direction, the Administrative Assistant III is responsible for providing a wide variety of confidential and complex administrative support for senior level executives. Plans, organizes and schedules own work, and may coordinate, lead, and, mentor others. Primary ...
As an Administrative Assistant working with our client, you'll be the driving force for keeping the office organized and productive. Imagine yourself in an office where people really depend on your Administrative Support, earning pay worthy of your expertise and can depend on a full benefits package. If that's your vision, Manpower has work for you. As an Administrative Assistant you will perform...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Jamieson Fence Supply Shreveport, LA Branch Job Description Position Title: Administrative Support Reports to: Branch Manager Overall Responsibility: Perform a wide range of clerical and administrative support activities to facilitate efficient branch operations. Key tasks: Answer telephones and transfer to appropriate individuals. Take and distribute messages. Greet customers and direct ...
We are looking for a dynamic Administrative Assistant to join our team! If you have at least two years of recent administrative experience, can multi-task, and have a great can do attitude. Please apply today! Don't miss this opportunity! Job Responsibilities: •Responsible for all incoming calls and making outbound calls •Represent company as the primary liaison to all visitors and potential cl...
RESPONSIBILITIES Provide administrative and other supports to all ECS Department programs including Deaf-Blind Program (DBP), Orientation and Mobility (O&M), Accessibility, Braille, Employee Support, and Supported Employment (SEP) RESPONSIBILITIES Maintain multiple databases. Tasks include but are not limited to: creating and updating records, running reports, grouping records for targeted mail...
Japanese/English Bilingual Administrative Assistant TOP Group is a specialist recruiting company that works with Japanese-related businesses throughout the United States. We have offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, San Francisco, and Dallas, and we work with companies from coast-to-coast. An international manufacturing company is looking for a Japanese/English Bilingual Translato...
MetLife, a leading provider of insurance and other financial services to individual and institutional customers, is seeking a Executive Administrative Assistant in Dallas, TX! Beyond meaningful and challenging work, MetLife provides a variety of flexible work arrangements, as well as a tuition reimbursement program, competitive benefits, and retirement and pension plans. MetLife’s responsiveness ...
This position is located in our VA, Herndon facility The Administrative Assistant position performs a variety of administrative duties providing mission support in one or more functions or business areas within the customer directorates. The nature of Administrative Assistant work varies from transactional in nature and requires general knowledge of basic administrative processes to moderately co...
This position is located in our VA, Herndon facility The Administrative Assistant position performs a variety of administrative duties providing mission support in one or more functions or business areas within the customer directorates. The nature of Administrative Assistant work varies from transactional in nature and requires general knowledge of basic administrative processes to moderately co...
This position is located in our VA, Herndon facility The Administrative Assistant position performs a variety of administrative duties providing mission support in one or more functions or business areas within the customer directorates. The nature of Administrative Assistant work is transactional in nature and requires general knowledge of basic administrative processes. Tasks: • Maintain a sc...
Overview Do YOU have great ideas? Want to work in an environment that will nurture your professional development? Come and join Teva on its journey of growth. Teva has been cultivating excellence for over a century, and is, today, a worldwide leading generic pharmaceutical company and one of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world. As a forward-looking global pharmaceutical company, Teva...
Responsible for providing administrative support for designated management team. - Manage incoming and outgoing phone and email communications. - Maintain various departmental database systems and lists; create and enter data into spreadsheets. - File, fax, distribute mail and order supplies. - Prepare letters, memos, and other routine correspondence. - Interface with customers and management at v...
POSITION PURPOSE Provide administrative support, take meeting minutes, generate reports and provide technical assistance in the coordination of daily HR programs, policies, plans and objectives. Directly support the Senior VP of Human Resources and the Directors of Benefits, Employee Relations, and Talent Aquisition. ESSENTIAL DUTIES 1. Respond to general HR inquiries including working with var...
Administrative Assistant II - Human Resources #14059 Job Summary: Under minimal supervision provides administrative support to the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources. Provides general administrative support to the Human Resources Office. Handles work of a highly confidential nature. Assists with budgeting, purchasing, personnel policy development, and answers general inquiries regardin...
Tiger Information Systems, Inc. has multiple Temp-to-Hire opportunities for experienced Administrative Assistants. Our client is a premier global financial services firm in New York City. These are excellent opportunities to work in both a traditional administrative capacity as well as on more project based tasks. The firm's culture allows for both professional development as well as a strong pers...

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Administrative Career Tools

Administrative Assistant

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $50,000.00
Typical Salary for Administrative Assistant
(10079 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%
(6846 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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