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.
Randstad Lanham MD branch is seeking an Administrative Support representative who is driven and motivated for our client located in Upper Marlboro, MD. This candidate must have previous real estate experience and be familiar with the Prince George's County market. Additionally this candidate must have a strong work ethic, ability to work in a fast paced environment and excellent communication skil...
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...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A Kforce client is seeking a Senior Administrative Assistant to join their training department team in San Diego, California (CA). Responsibilities may include: Enrollments Room reservations Materials reproduction Learning Management System data entry May Communicate with all levels of employees REQUIREMENTS: Proven administrative, secretarial and clerical skills Basic ...
City: Honolulu State: Hawaii Postal/Zip Code: 96819 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acquisitions...
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...
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...
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...
Part-Time Administrative Assistant Job in San Francisco One of Ajilon’s top clients has an immediate opening for a Part-Time Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA. This temporary position at a leading educational institution can easily be accessed by public transportation. The ideal candidate will have previous administrative experience, and possess excellent communication abilities. This...
Administrative Assistant job in San Francisco, CA One of Ajilon’s most valued clients has an immediate opening for a full-time Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA. Located downtown, this temporary position at a well-known commercial real estate firm is accessible by public transportation, via BART and Muni. The ideal candidate for the Administrative Assistant position will have previous...
Administrative Assistant Job in El Segundo, CA Our client is hiring for a temporary, entry level Administrative Assistant job in El Segundo, CA. We are seeking a high energy problem solver to support a large team of engineers. Must have strong communication skills, a high level of motivation, exceptional writing skills, and computer proficiency in Microsoft Office. This is an exceptional opportun...
A Senior Administrative Assistant job in Houston, TX is currently being filled through Ajilon Professional Staffing. You should have at least three years of experience in a similar role to be considered for this position. In this role you will provide support for the CEO by coordinating meetings, travel arrangements, managing calendars and assisting with special projects as needed. The pay is betw...
Procurement Administrative Assistant job in San Francisco, CA Ajilon has an immediate opening for a Procurement Administrative Assistant job in San Francisco, CA. Easily accessible by BART and public transit, this long term temporary position at a reputable organization offers the opportunity to be a part of a collaborative team that values the importance of giving back to the community. The idea...
Administrative Assistant jobs in San Diego, CA Ajilon Professional Staffing is proactively seeking candidates for various Administrative Assistant jobs in San Diego County, CA. These are temporary, temporary to direct hire, and direct hire opportunities within various industries. Depending on the position and experience, pay is usually between $12-$17/hr. You will be responsible for all administr...
CONFERENCE ASSISTANTS JOB DESCRIPTION We are looking for polished and professional administrative assistants to work alongside our events marketing team at a large global conference. The conference will be held at a posh hotel in Sausalito, CA. Duties include but are not limited to assisting conference attendees with registration, issuing name badges, and with providing directions, running the ...
CORESTAFF Servicesis staffing for a client at UC Berkeley in need of a part time Administrative Assistant. This is an ongoing contract position working 3 days week. The salary range would be $20 to $23/hr. depending on experience. Please submit your resume toJohanna.waring@corestafffor immediate consideration as our client is looking for someone to start quickly. Principal Responsibilities includ...
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: Real Estate office in West L.A. is looking for an Administrative Assistant to support the office. Will be responsible for coordinating appointments and travel arrangements, managing the conference room schedule, creating spreadsheets and tracking important sales information and interacting with clients. Excellent benefits and salary increases...Salary up to $42,000/yr. We are an ...
Job Description: This Payroll/Administrative Assistant Position Features: ? Full Benefits Medical/Dental/401k ? Great Pay up to $60K Immediate need for payroll/administrative assistant position located in downtown LA. The candidate will be processing payroll and supporting the CFO with general administrative duties. Putting together PowerPoint slides and typing correspondence. Must have 4+ yea...
Job Description: Looking for an Administrative Assistant/Office Manager to support up to 6 executives, assist with social media, coordinate office events, manage calendar and expenses, schedule appointments and coordinate travel arrangements. Must be proficient in MS Outlook, Excel and Word. PowerPoint a plus. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candida...
Job Description: Well known company looking to hire a Junior Administrative Assistant. Prior Real Estate/Property Management experience a huge plus! Duties: Your duties will include administrative support functions including, but not limited to, a variety of general office, clerical and administrative duties. Assist the department by keeping files updated and in order and keeping a variety of sp...
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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
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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.
Resolves administrative problems by coordinating preparation of reports, analyzing data, and identifying solutions.
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