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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28 HOURS PER WEEK Specific duties will include (but will not be limited to) the following: Providing telephone coverage, typing, filing, ordering supplies, copying/faxing, maintaining appointment calendar(s), arranging travel/conferences/meetings, and preparing purchase requisitions and check requests. Serving as receptionist: coordinating visitor appointments; greeting and escorting visitors; ...
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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...
Company Confidential Bradenton, FL, 34207
Bi-lingual Legal Assistant needed for busy personal injury law firm to handle a case load and assist in covering the front desk. Legal Assistant duties include handling client files from opening of the file through settlement. Administrative Assistant duties include answering the phone, greeting clients and vendors, sorting and distributing incoming and outgoing mail, packages, etc. Must type and ...
A large biotech firm in South San Francisco is seeking dynamic contract Sr Administrative Assistants / Executive Assistants / Admin Coordinators . The successful candidate(s) will have four years of previous experience working in a department admin environment supporting a large group. Previous experience with complex domestic & international travel arrangements, processing payment and expense rep...
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...
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 ...
Large Group Health Insurance Agency in Doylestown, PA Please send Resume and Cover Letter to hrdepartment@fi Entry Level Office Assistant I, Level II Offi ce Assistant & Administrative Assistant Large Group Health Insurance Agency in Doylestown, PA is looking for Entry Level Office Assistant I, Level II Offi ce Assistant, and Administrative Assistant, to perform clerical and ad...
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...
Administrative/ Sales Assistant Dynamic detail-oriented individual needed for a fast paced spring position at High Country Growers in Helena. Duties include data entry, customer contact and general office duties. Overtime hours will be required as needed to complete daily work. Must be proficient with spreadsheet software. (Excel) Apply in Person at 4934 Hwy 12 West, Helena. More information at hi...
Administrative Assistant / Assistant Training Coordinator Description: A local leading organization is currently seeking an experienced Administrative Assistant / Assistant Training Coordinator to work in Marysville, Oh for a long-term contractor opportunity. If you meet the qualifications listed below – Apply Now! Responsibilities for Payroll Processor include but are not limited to the follow...
Job Description: This Administrative Assistant position is paying up to $15.00 an hour and features: ? Opportunity for advancement ? Hands on training provided ? HR assistant/Armin Assistant Terrific opportunity for a professional individual ready to move ahead in a great career. As an Administrative Assistant for this well-known manufacturing company, you will be responsible for providing ad...
International law firm is searching for a German speaking administrative assistant to join the Orlando, Florida office. The ideal candidate would possess excellent English and German speaking, writing and editing skills. Strong Computer skills and ability to independently manage multiple projects with little supervision are a must. Only self motivated individuals with attention to detail, as well ...
Used car dealership looking for a part time administrative assistant/personal assistant to assist owner with numerous tasks. Job duties include, but are not limited to filing, running errands, answering phones, etc. Please email resume to *****....
Company Confidential Newton, MA, 02466
New England based Company is looking for a Personal Assistant to executive.Executive is in charge a number of entities and is need of someone to help manage the daily activities in both the personal and professional tasks.The company is looking to hire an energetic Personal assistant that is well organized and able to adapt to different responsibilities and projects charged to them.Salary wage is ...
FindJobz Amesbury, MA
City: Amesbury State: Massachusetts Zip Code: 01913 Country: United States Desired Position: Senior Administrative Assistant or Administrative Assistant or Office Assistant or Secretary or A... Work Authorization: US Citizen Years Experience: 20 Desired Salary: 40000 /yr Preferred Locations: Amesbury, Massachusetts United States Portsmouth, New Hampshire United States San Francisco, Cal...
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City: Sanford State: Florida Zip Code: 32771 Country: United States Desired Position: Administrative Assistant or Executive Administrative Assistant or Receptionist Work Authorization: US Citizen Years Experience: 15 Desired Salary: Negotiable Preferred Locations: Sanford, Florida United States Preferred Employment: Full-Time...
Hiring department Fac Operations & Maint Monthly salary $2,135+ depending on qualifications Hours per week 40.00 Flexible from 700AM to 430PM Posting number 15-01-12-02-9020 Job Status Open FLSA status Non-exempt Earliest Start Date 02/01/2015 Position Duration Funding expected to continue Position open to all applicants Location Austin (main campus) Number of vacancies 1 Gen...
Campus Corner Austin, TX
The University of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX - Required Application Materials A Resume is required in order to apply A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply. A List of 3 References is required in order to apply. Additional Infor... Read more......
TITLE: Administrative Assistant REPORTSTO: Sabrina Antonio, Associate Director SUMMARY: The Administrative Assistant will provide administrative and staff support to the general organizational operations. Working under the direct supervision of the Associate Director this position provides all necessary organizational support and is responsible for a variety of other tasks. DUTIESAND RESPONSIBI...

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Administrative Assistant


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