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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CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Administrative Assistant Cambridge, MA Full-Time $80,000 - $100,000 Apply Apply Administrative Assistant Cambridge, MA Full-Time $80,000 - $100,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Administrative Assistant with experience, please read on! Located in the heart of Boston MA, we are a pioneer and gl...
Company Confidential Duncansville, PA, 16635
*TOP JOB* Value Drug Company Value Drug Company, an Altoona-based wholesale distributor has several excellent career opportunities for experienced individuals in our Duncansville distribution facility. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT (Job Code: 2015-SLS01) Responsibilities include but not limited to: * Perform clerical duties including typing, transcription duties and fili...
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; ...
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...
Now hiring an Executive Assistant for the C-Suite Team for a North Dallas / Plano Surgical Hospital This one year old Surgical Hospital is hiring an experienced Administrative Assistant who has previous experience in a healthcare setting and serving C-suite executives. This position will serve the hospital CEO, CFO and CMO / Primary Physician. MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE IN A HEALTHCARE SETTING? Cont...
Description Essential Job Functions Prepares reports, manuals, agendas, and correspondence by obtaining, assembling, and analyzing complex information and data from a wide variety of sources. Composes routine correspondence and memoranda. Prepares presentation materials to assist upper management in meetings and discussions; coordinates meetings. Prepares and distributes meeting minutes. Handl...
Piedmont Pediatric Dentistry is seeking caring and passionate candidates who enjoy working with children and show strong work ethic. Some dental experience is required. If interested please apply online or fax resume to 510-652-4146 today!...
JOB DESCRIPTION Description: Job Purpose: Provides office services by implementing administrative systems, procedures, and policies, and monitoring administrative projects. Duties: * Maintains workflow by studying methods; implementing cost reductions; and developing reporting procedures. * Creates and revises systems and procedures by analyzing operating practices, recordkeeping systems, fo...
Administrative Assistant/ICPC Assistant Position Summary Under the general supervision of the Section Manager of the Out of Home Care Section, in the Bureau of Permanence and Out of Home Care, this position provides assistance with fulfilling federal administrative caseload management requirements and multiple other data management/reporting responsibilities for the Interstate Compact for the Pl...
Tracking Code 203475 Job Description Life Care at Home - Part Time Office Assistant Responsible for data entry of patient billing and employee/payroll information. Transmit information to home office according to policy as needed. Answer telephone calls, record and deliver messages. Copy records, policies and other pertinent documents and distribute copies as directed. Process incoming/out...
Job Location Milwaukee, WI Job Description Performs a variety of specialized administrative assignments to support a financial services agency. Functional Responsibilities: Provides advanced administrative assistance to staff in a financial services office. Coordinate campus recruitment and activities. Manage Managing Director and Sales Director calendars. Updating tracking systems with in...
Local premier Oral Surgery practice is expanding and looking for enthusiastic and motivated Dental Surgical Assistants, and Administrative Assistants. We have offices in Albany, Clifton Park, and Glens Falls. Previous oral surgery, hospital and health field experience desired, but will train the right people. Ideal candidates will have: Excellent computer skills Strong Communication and interpe...
Busy medical staffing agency has three clerical positions open and is looking to hire highly productive individuals to make a difference in our office. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT- needed to assist Credentialing Specialist and Logistics Specialist. Will be responsible to obtain personnel requirements from employees, maintain files, perform uploading into software system, data entry, research and boo...
Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. is a rapidly growing operator of full-line sporting goods stores in small to mid-sized markets predominantly in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwestern sections of the United States. Our stores offer a broad assortment of quality athletic equipment, footwear and apparel at competitive prices with superior customer service. Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. is the only sp...
Administrative Assistant / Office Assistant - Full Time (Warminster Area) 40 Hours per week needed for small office setting (8:30 am to 5:00 pm Mon-Fri) Primary duties Include but are not limited to: Data Entry Record keeping/Filing Data collection and compilation Customer Service/Phones Clerical Support Payroll processing assistance Special projects as needed Ideal Candidate must have t...
Kelly Services has been bringing the best together for over 69 years. We believe talented individuals and respected companies work best together. With networks across today's major industries, Kelly Services has the connections and resources to match employees skills with employers requirements. Thank you for choosing Kelly Services to assist you with your employment search including Temporary or ...
Summary This is a great opportunity to utilize your skills and support executives in a busy company. Client Details Our client, a prestige provider of business services, has an immediate opening for an experienced Administrative/Executive Assistant to the firm's President and the C-Suite Description Supporting the C-Suite Keeping the President's calendar Scheduling meetings and appointments...
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 ...
Provides basic clerical, administrative and general department support to a supervisor, manager or to a department or group of professionals of the Sisters of Mercy Health System. Ensures Mercy Values are reflected in all aspects of the department?s operations. Minimum Qualifications Education: High school diploma Experience: One year secretarial experience Licensure: Certifications: Other: ...

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