Administrative Assistant Employment Information
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.
Administrative Assistant Jobs
Executive Administrative Assistant Executive Administrative Assistant American Freedom Assurance, a Nationwide Title & Settlement Solutions Provider, is seeking an experienced Executive Administrative Assistant. Applicant must be able to function in a fast paced environment, have excellent communication and customer service skills, and be highly organized. AFA offers excellent benefits/salary. Ple...
Company Confidential East Jordan, 49727
Administrative Assistant of Business Development Global company based in Northern Michigan has an opening for an Administrative Assistant of Business Development. Candidate will assist with legal records and support other corporate leaders. Attention to detail and good communication skills are a must. Prior experience in legal documentation is preferred. Associates degree in paralegal studies or s...
CITY OF PITTSBURGH "AMERICA'S MOST LIVABLE CITY" LUKE RAVENSTAHL, MAYOR The City of Pittsburgh is accepting applications for multiple positions including: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT City Council Also hiring: - Legal Secretary-Law* - Electrical Wiring Inspector-BBI * - Payroll Coordinator-Personnel and CSC* - Recreation Assistant - Parks and Recreation - Lifeguard - Parks and Recreation *Deadline to...
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Part-time. Mature responsible individual needed to help with shipping and receiving small items and assisting with telephone at a dental laboratory. $10 per hour with raise possible after three months. Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with lunch break and additional hours as needed. EOE. Call 804-378-3728 to schedule an interview. As Posted in the Richmond Times-Dispatch...
TOWN OF BRATTLEBORO SCHOOL DISTRICT EARLY EDUCATION SERVICES IS NOW HIRING! ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Join a strong team of dedicated professionals in the delivery of Head Start, Early Head Start and Vermont Parent-Child Center services for families! Early Education Services is now hiring an Administrative Assistant, full-time position with excellent benefits. $15.39 - $16.41/hr commensurate with q...
Administrative Assistant The Association of Marian Helpers is seeking an individual to perform a wide variety of duties in support of the Catholic Ministerial outreach of its Evangelization and Development Office. Ideal candidate would have excellent interpersonal skills, good understanding of the Roman Catholic faith, ability to perform secretarial and clerical duties with speed and accuracy, com...
Concord Public Schools Concord, 01742
Concord-Carlisle Regional School District Senior Administrative Assistant The senior administrative assistant performs varied duties at Concord-Carlisle High School requiring a thorough knowledge of school operations, excellent computer skills, attenion to detail, and sound and balanced judgement in working with confidential information. The successful candidate must possess knowledge in the opera...
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, F/T for WPB law firm min 2 yrs. secretarial experience. Excellent phone, scheduling, and computer skills required. E-mail resume and salary requirements to email@example.com...
Company Confidential Corpus Christi, TX, 78401
Physician Oncology Office seeking F/T Administrative Assistant w/Microsoft Word, Excel exp. as well as Acct. Rec & Payable experience. 2 yrs. Medical Field exp. preferred. FaxResume: 361-883-1484...
Company Confidential Hermitage, 16148
Administrative Assistant Motivated individual with strong communication skills. Must be able to multi task and contribute to team effort in a busy corporate office. Work directly with the office manager assisting with a variety of tasks. Must possess good computer skills and knowledge of office equipment. Fax resume to 866-742-6901 This job listing brought to you by The Sharon Herald...
Lycoming College Williamsport, 17701
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT to CAREER SERVICES Lycoming College seeks applications for a full-time, 11 month Administrative Assistant for the Office of Career Services. Responsibilities include providing administrative support for office operations, serving as first point of contact for students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, employers and other constituencies, providing recruiting assistance to e...
Goshen College Goshen, 46526
PHYSICAL PLANT ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT. Goshen College seeks a 32-hour per week Administrative Assistant to the Physical Plant Director beginning immediately. Responsibilities also include managing campus work order system, billing of services, cost coding invoices, maintaining cost codes for projects, scheduling and tracking campus motor pool, scheduling motor pool maintenance, and other general...
*TOP JOB* SENECA PARK ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Seneca Lake Park is in immediate need of a full-time administrative assistant to support clerical, reporting and service duties for park guests and management. Secretarial and general office experience required. Complete benefits and membership in Ohio Public Employees Retirement System. Job description and application available at www.mwcd.org Applic...
Administrative Assistant The Borough of Bellefonte is interested in hiring a Part-Time (approximately 20 hours per week) Administrative Assistant for the Code Enforcement Office. The Administrative Assistant provides administrative support to the Building Code Official and serves as the receptionist for the Code Enforcement Office. Knowledge of local government building codes & ordinances, and gen...
Administrative Assistant Stevens & Associates, a growing architecture and engineering firm, seeks an experienced full time administrative assistant. This person will be responsible for payroll, accounts receivable/ payable, general office management, filing & answering phones. Computer skills are a must. Proficiency in Quick Books & Excel are required, experience with Bill Quick preferred. Success...
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Need receptionist with professional attitude and appearance, good computer, typing, phone skills, and attention to detail. Salary DOE. Health and retirement benefits. Send resume , references and letter of interest to Nicolaysen and Associates, PC, 140 N. Center, Casper, WY. 82601...
Company Confidential Bloomington, IL, 61704
Administrative Assistant A leading boiler sales and service company located in Bloomington seeks a mature, energetic self starter who is detail oriented and able to handle multiple tasks. Data entry and prior office experience with accurate typing and basic computer skills required. Knowledge of Great Plains operating system is a plus. We offer competitive salary and benefits including 401K and me...
ADMIN-ClericalADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTThe Mental Health & Recovery Board of Clark, Greene and Madison Counties is seeking qualified applicants for the full time position of Administrative Assistant. Three years advanced office experience in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point. Some behavioral health experience preferred. Excellent telephone etiquette; verbal and written communication skills; ple...
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Full time for fast paced office. Requirements include: Typing minimum 60 WPM, ability to take meeting minutes; shorthand preferred, computer skills, ability to prioritize multiple tasks. Monday Friday position excellent salary and benefit package available. Send resume to: Slocum Dickson Medical Group 1729 Burrstone Rd, New Hartford, NY 13413, Or fax: 798-1707 Or email: jo...
Job_Other_Compensation: Up to $35000.00 Job Description: We are currently searching for an Administrative Assistant to work at our corporate headquarters in the South Bay area. Successful candidates will have excellent administrative and customer service and must be outcome-oriented. The ability to work in a fast paced environment with strong attention to detail is essential. You will be fully eng...
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Administrative Career Tools
$20,800.00 - $50,000.00
Typical Salary for Administrative Assistant
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Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
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Provides organizational, administrative and secretarial support to employees and management.
Rate of Growth
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Develops administrative staff by providing information, educational opportunities, and experiential growth opportunities.
Resolves administrative problems by coordinating preparation of reports, analyzing data, and identifying solutions.
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