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.
To apply to this Administrative Assistant position in Glenview, IL you must email your resume directly to Andria Goff at ***** In the subject line of your email type the words “Administrative Assistant” Our client is seeking a highly motivated Administrative Assistant to join its Corporate in Glenview, IL. The individual in this position will work on a variety of administrati...
Job Description A BOUT US: HUB International Limited is an insurance brokerage providing an array of worldwide brokerage services including property, casualty, risk management, life and health, employee benefits, investment, and wealth management products and services. HUB has more than 250 offices across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico with more than 7,000 employees. We are a company de...
Fantastic opportunity located near Northbrook, Illinois for an Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeer with a $3 billion company. Position Title: Administrative Assistant / Finance Coordinator Reports to: Vice President of Finance Job Summary: Performs a variety of administrative and accounting tasks for one or more finance professionals and has a working knowledge of their duties. Responsibilities may...
Our client is hiring for a direct hire Entry Level Administrative Assistant job in Deerfield, IL. We are seeking a high energy problem solver to support a small team of Engineers. Must have strong communication skills, a high level of motivation, exceptional writing skills, computer proficiency in MS Office, and a Bachelor’s Degree. This position is an exceptional opportunity for someone that is l...
We are looking for experienced Administrative Assistants to fill a Full-Time Job opportunity in Phoenix, AZ. The ideal candidate for this position will have at least 2 years’ experience in an office support role. The Administrative Assistant job Responsibilities include: -Answer phone calls, organize incoming and outgoing information, and communicate with company personnel, customers and vendors....
An Administrative Assistant job in Greeley, CO is now available through Ajilon Professional Staffing. This is a long term temporary position that will have both front desk responsibilities as well as roles within administrative of the office. The company has an outstanding culture and is a large oil and gas company. If you are reliable, have strong administrative skills and are looking for an outs...
We have an Accounting Administrative Assistant job opportunity in the Greater Princeton Area. This individual will be responsible for support in various aspects including: bookkeeping, reporting, and administrative duties. Main responsibilities are providing general administrative support, invoicing, and Accounts Payable. This is a temp to hire position with an hourly pay of $14-$16 per hour. The...
Administrative Assistant ? Phoenix, AZ A growing company located in the Valley Area has an opening for an administrative assistant. This is a great opportunity to support a stable company by performing administrative services. If you are looking to work on a great team with a lot of room for growth this is the administrative assistant position for you. Duties: Aid management with administrative ta...
Our client has a need for a temporary Medical Administrative Assistant in Parsippany, NJ. The selected candidate must have experience handling confidential patient information as well as insurance verification. This role requires recent experience in a similar role as well as the ability to work full-time hours. Our client is looking for a candidate with exceptional communication skills, a profess...
Prestigious company in the Brentwood area is seeking an administrative assistant for an immediate start temporary to permanent opportunity. The administrative assistant will be responsible for performing administrative and office support activities. Responsibilities include: -Data entry -Greeting Clients -Keeping office organized -Ordering supplies -Scanning copies -Handling a heavy phone system -...
Our client, a small boutique Financial Firm is conducting a search to fill an Administrative Assistant/Office Manager role located in Manhattan, NY. To be considered for this job, the candidate must have a bachelor’s degree. Job Responsibilities: - Maintain complex calendars, personal appointments and international/domestic meetings - Develop detailed itineraries and agendas prior to travel date -...
Administrative Assistant job available with one of our top West Los Angeles clients. This is a long term temporary job opportunity for a rapidly growing company. The successful candidate will assist an executive team with many responsibilities. Responsibilities include: preparing formal correspondence, calendar management, screening calls, proofreading documents, and assisting with the preparation...
Jr Administrative Assistant job opening in San Francisco, CA Ajilon has an immediate opening for a full time Jr Administrative Assistant role at one of its high profile clients. This permanent position at a luxury property management company, is located in downtown San Francisco, and offers quick and easy accessibility via public transit. The ideal candidate for the Jr Administrative Assistant pos...
Description The Administrative Assistant (AA) to the Operating Unit Director for Advanced Cyber Solutions (ACS) OU is responsible for all day-to-day coordination of the administrative needs of the Operating Unit in support of the OU Director and departments. The position will be located in McLean, VA and requires a self-motivated person, well-versed in the administrative and coordination of a larg...
Position Description: We are currently seeking an Administrative Assistant for our Las Vegas, NV branch. Main responsibilities will include but are not limited to: â€¢ Performs administrative work as an assistant to a manager and/or department â€¢ Performs general office work such as typing, filing, faxing and photocopying â€¢ Answers the telephone and assists the manager and/or department on a da...
Administrative Assistant Job in Overland Park, KS Contract-to-Hire Ajilon Professional Staffing has a job opening for an Administrative Assistant in Overland Park, KS. This position will be responsible for generating and tracking reporting for a sales department. Ideal candidate must be detail oriented with Advanced Level Excel Reporting skills. This candidate will also prepare ad hoc reports for...
Medical Administrative Assistant Job in Chicago, IL We have partnered with a large Medical Office in Chicago that is seeking a fill an Executive Administrative Assistant role! This is a great opportunity to support Senior Level Staff in a growing Healthcare organization! Job Responsibilities: Will be supporting the Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director and other Department Managers. Will be...
Administrative Assistant with Accounting experience jobs in San Diego, CA Ajilon Professional Staffing is proactively seeking candidates for temporary and temporary to direct hire Administrative Assistant with Accounting experience jobs in San Diego County, CA. These opportunities are within various industries throughout the County and can pay between $14-$20/hr depending on the position and your...
Our client is looking to hire a Part-time Administrative Assistant to support one of their prominent authors. Position responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, general office management, filing, typing hand written notes into an electronic file, photocopying and facilitating overnight deliveries. The appropriate candidate will have the ability to work from home, but must be available...
Our client in the Livingston area, is searching for Legal Administrative Assistant to join their team on a temporary basis. This job is available due to a vacancy in their group, and they are looking for temporary assistance while they continue their own search on a permanent level. This job is an excellent opportunity to network with a large, well-known legal group that is hiring!! Job Responsibi...
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$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
Size of Industry in 2006:
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Ensures operation of office equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
Answers internal and external questions and requests quickly and appropriately.
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