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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CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Administrative Assistant los angeles, CA Full-Time $25,000 - $35,000 Apply Apply Administrative Assistant los angeles, CA Full-Time $25,000 - $35,000 Apply Job Details CPA firm seeking a full time administrative assistant who is looking for longevity and growth into a higher position within the ...
Small Law Firm seeks IT Support Technician - Administrative Assistant - Marketing Assistant. This is a full-time position. Wage is $8 - $12 depending on skill set and experience. We are looking for a well rounded candidate to assist with technical support of all law firm software and to assist the Office Manager with general administrative support to include marketing efforts through social media....
Do you have superior, one-of-a-kind customer service skills? Do you have a pleasant, welcoming phone voice? Can you manipulate data in an Excel spreadsheet? If this sounds like you, then you should apply for our position as the Client Services Assistant! International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI) is looking for a Client Services Assistant. This position will provide general administrati...
Company Confidential Fort Wayne, IN, 46825
Job Purpose: Enhances executive's effectiveness by providing information management support; representing the executive to others. Duties: * Produces information by transcribing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying, and transmitting text, data, and graphics. * Conserves executive's time by reading, researching, and routing correspondence; drafting letters and documents; collect...
We are looking for a Human Resources Assistant / Administrative Assistant in Newtown, PA area to work initially part time. As business increases this position has a good possibility of becoming full time. 20 - 25 hour work week to start (some work may be done remotely). BA / BS or Associates degree preferred. Must be exceptionally computer literate. Must be very skilled in using MS Office such as...
Guilford Legal Group, PC is searching for a full-time legal assistant/administrative assistant to join our creative and dynamic team. Our firm practices in the areas of corporate law, estate planning, asset protection, and tax services. Because we provide a wide range of legal services, we need a legal assistant/administrative assistant who is eager to learn, driven, and can take initiative. Resp...
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 ...
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...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Administrative Assistant Phoenix, AZ Unspecified Apply Apply Administrative Assistant Phoenix, AZ Unspecified Apply Job Details If you are a Administrative Assistant with experience, please read on! In this role you will be responsible for scheduling meetings and calendaring deadlines; drafting...
Sr. Administrative Assistant to Human Resources VP At Cottage Health System, our facilities are state-of-the-art and our physicians, nurses, technicians and staff are simply the best. Our shared governance environment gives you a voice in the organization and encourages the contributions, creativity and skills of every member of our patient care teams. If you are interested in taking your career ...
Job Summary: Under close supervision, answer and direct incoming calls and direct visitors to appropriate party. Essential Job Duties: 1. Answer incoming calls. Provide general information and direct callers to appropriate party or voice mail box. 2. Greet visitors. Maintains log of visitors. Announces visitors to appropriate party. Direct guests and clients to the waiting area and offer bever...
Description DISH Network has an employment opportunity for individuals with energy, intellect, and the need to achieve as an Administrative Assistant. Requirements High School diploma or equivalent 1 year of experience Previous administrative experience a plus. Excellent PC skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and the Internet. Previous Oracle data base knowledge a plus. Good ...
Job Description: Immediate need for an Administrative Assistant to work in the City of Fullerton. Small and easy going office. Will maintain calendar and schedules and contact information for the department including maintenance of corporate, key partner, client and member files Responsible for assuring that correspondence, notices, mailing and outgoing data are sent in a timely and professiona...
Job Summary: Performs advanced administrative duties requiring broad experience, skill and knowledge of organization policies and practices for a specific department or individual. Essential Job Duties: Prepares comprehensive and complex proposals, reports, correspondence, charts, tables, graphics and other documents using various software packages. Researches and creates complex data and info...
Administrative Assistant CLAIM YOUR FUTURE AS A GREAT PERFORMER! Providing both satisfying and challenging work along with a highly professional and friendly work atmosphere, Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. has a strong commitment to its colleagues and its clients. If you are seeking place where you can do great things for those whose lives you touch while maximizing your own career po...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking Administrative Assistants for their Minneapolis, Minnesota (MN) location. This is a great temporary opportunity with this company. Duties: Provides a variety of staff support services for an assigned group or manager to relieve manager of administrative detail Collects and analyzes data, maintains records and databases, and prepares specialized reports u...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking an Administrative Assistant in Madison, Wisconsin (WI). This role provides a variety of staff support services for an assigned group or manager to relieve manager of administrative detail. Duties: Collects and analyzes data, maintains records and databases, and prepares specialized reports using a variety of PC based software Processes confidential infor...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking an Administrative Assistant in Madison, Wisconsin (WI). This position Provides a variety of staff support services for an assigned group or manager to relieve manager of administrative detail. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Collects and analyzes data, maintains records and databases, and prepares specialized reports using a variety of PC...
General administrative functions & information contact point for the Chico Division. This position acts as a central control point of coordination, follow-through, implementation and performance of general administrative tasks and projects for the division; as well as, filling both task and project roles. Answers phones and greets customers. Note: This position has the added responsibility of be...
Description Primary responsibility is to facilitate the communications functions of the business office and provide clerical support. Provides clerical support which may include preparation of admission, orientation and new hire packets; monitoring and ordering office supplies and forms, typing, special projects, filing and copying Facilitates communications which may include: mail distribution...

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Administrative Assistant


$20,800.00 - $50,000.00
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Education / Training

Some College Coursework Completed
High School
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