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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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...
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...
Full-Time Executive Administrative Assistant Job in Scottsdale, AZ An innovative and expanding organization located in Scottsdale has a need for an executive administrative assistant. This is a great opportunity to support a growing company by performing administrative services for executives. If you are looking to work on a great team with a lot of room for growth this is the executive administra...
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 -...
Ajilon Professional staffing has a great opportunity for an Administrative Assistant. This position is located on the Westside and is a Direct Hire opportunity and an immediate need. Great Benefits and a Competitive salary. Job Responsibilities for this Administrative Assistant: • Screen/direct calls and mail • Daily support for 6-8 individuals, two of which are Directors • Schedules and coordinat...
We are currently recruiting for an Administrative Assistant job in the Kernersville, Triad area! This role is a blended role, supporting procurement, accounting and human resources. The person in this role must have SAP experience. It is a large, stable, national company and this is a great way to get your foot in the door! Administrative Assistant Job Responsibilities: •Follow established control...
Full-Time Administrative Assistant Job in Phoenix, AZ Our client located in Phoenix has an opening for an Administrative Assistant. This position is responsible for supporting a growing organization by providing administrative services to the managers and staff. This administrative position is a contract to hire opportunity with great potential for growth within the company. The wage for this job...
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...
Ajilon Professional Staffing is currently recruiting for an Entry Level Administrative Assistant Job in downtown Chicago, IL. You must have a minimum of one year of experience in an administrative role and have advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook. A degree is required for this position. The Entry Level Administrative Assistant Job responsibilities include: - Cale...
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...
We are currently hiring for a HR Administrative Assistant Job in downtown Chicago, IL. This is an entry level position that requires a Bachelor's Degree. You will support the human resources department with all employee events, facilities management, payroll, and performance management issues. The HR Administrative Assistant Job responsibilities include: - Maintaining employee files - Employee Rel...
Administrative Assistant job in Denver, CO is available through Ajilon Professional Staffing. This high paced role will require someone that has over five years' of support experience, an exceptional attention to detail as well as a high level of confidentiality. This position offers a great deal of growth and high level support experiences. If you are looking for a company to grow within and thri...
A Senior Administrative Assistant job in Houston, TX is currently being filled through Ajilon Professional Staffing. Candidates should have three years of experience in this role to be considered for the position. In this role you will provide clerical support for the department by preparing various documents, answering and screening calls and scheduling meetings, appointments and travel arrangeme...
Our client in the Newark area is searching for an Operations Assistant to join their team on a long-term temporary basis! This position is open as they are ultimately looking to add to their team on a permanent level, so this is a great opportunity for networking!! This job will require heavy data entry skills and our client is looking for someone with great attention to detail. Job Functions: - D...
Our client is hiring for an Entry Level Executive Assistant/Administrative job in the northern Chicago area suburbs In order to be considered for this role you must have a Bachelor's degree and be very tech savvy. Must be a self starter, motivated, and possess strong communication skills.This position is for a individual seeking a fun, fast paced environment and offers a competative salary and ben...
Administrative Assistant Job in Tulsa, OK Accounting Principals has an Administrative Assistant job in Tulsa, OK. This is a temp to hire opportunity in a professional corporate setting. Excellent benefits with opportunity for advancement. The salary range for this position is $37,000 to $38,000 annually, depending on education and experience. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: - Adm...
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...
Our client in the Livingston, NJ area is looking for an Administrative Assistant to join their team on a temporary basis. This Administrative Assistant position is a 3 month temporary position in a small office environment. This individual will be responsible for providing general administrative support to the sales team. Responsibilities: - General administrative duties - Order processing when ne...
Healthcare Administrative Assistant job opening in San Francisco, CA One of Ajilon’s top San Francisco clients is seeking a Healthcare Administrative Assistant for an ongoing temporary role. This temporary position can easily be accessed by all forms of public transit. This is a great opportunity to work for a reputable healthcare provider. The ideal candidate for this position will have previous...
Our client is hiring for a direct hire Purchasing Administrative Assistant /Purchasing Clerk job in Buffalo Grove, IL. You must have strong Word and Excel skills. This position is offering a competitive salary and benefits package. The Purchasing Administrative Assistant/Purchasing Clerk job responsibilities include, but are limited to: -Create and process purchase orders and expedite orders when...
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Administrative Career Tools

Administrative Assistant

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $50,000.00
Typical Salary for Administrative Assistant
(10067 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

Bachelor's
30.3%
Some College Coursework Completed
28.6%
Associates
15.8%
High School
13.5%
Master's
4.5%
Certification
3.6%
Vocational
2.5%
(6836 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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