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.
Title: Part Time Administrative Assistant - General Office Clerk Adecco is assisting a local client in recruiting for a current Part Time Administrative Assistant - General Office Clerk job in Newport, RI. This is a temporary opportunity. As an Administrative Assistant you will perform routine clerical and administrative functions such as drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizin...
About the Opportunity A versatile and diligent professional is actively being sought for an Administrative Assistant position with a renowned biotechnology company in New Jersey. Under the direction of supervisors, the qualified professional in this position will be responsible for providing administrative support, as well as general clerical/secretarial support to the team. Company Description Bi...
Experienced Administrative Assistant in Rockland Do you pride yourself on your attention to detail? Are you quick at picking up new procedures and skills? Do you excel at providing customer service? Our customer, a large company in the Rockland area is searching for an Experienced Administrative Assistant! You will be providing support in the financial services industry and will need to draw on yo...
RESPONSIBILITIES: A Kforce client is seeking an Administrative Assistant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PA). The Administrative Assistant provides high-level administrative support by conducting research, handling information requests and performing clerical functions. This role will be supporting the loan closing department. As loans route to the department they will determine what closer is able t...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Senior Administrative Assistant in New York, New York (NY). Duties: Proficiently uses word processing software packages Performs secretarial as well as administrative duties Heavy calendar and foreign travel arrangements for 3 senior MD's REQUIREMENTS: Experience with MS Word, Outlook and managing calendars Must be a seasoned professional with a minimum of...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking an Administrative Assistant for a temporary to hire role in Carlsbad, California (CA) The successful candidate will: Professionally represent and support one or more senior executives and the company answering incoming phone calls, which may require call screening and/or rerouting to the appropriate person(s), greeting visitors, fielding routine inquires and...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking an Administrative Assistant in San Jose, California (CA). Admin support for each department includes: New hire Onboarding (setup IT, cell phone, Ergo, Badge, etc.) New hire orientation for my departments only Termination off-boarding (collect items, cancel IT, credit cards, badge/Security, etc.) Conference rooms Off sites Catering Handle all moves/JLL work o...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking an Executive Administrative Assistant in Long Beach, California (CA). This position will be overseeing four high profile Directors and Vice Presidents. Duties: Scheduling and calendaring daily meetings as well as handling correspondence. Tracks and maintains purchase orders Maintains office supplies and orders lunches REQUIREMENTS: Must be proficient in Exce...
Linear Technology is seeking a part time (20 hours/ week) Administrative Assistant (Job # 1062) who has experience with Adobe Illustrator or Adobe in Design software to support a small Design Center in Phoenix, AZ. The ideal candidate will have the following requirements: General organizational and communication skills Familiar with Outlook, Excel, Word, Acrobat Familiarity with Adobe Illustrator...
Administrative Assistant $14.00 p/h Madison The QTI Group is a privately owned human resources and staffing organization. Specializing in the placement of industrial, administrative, professional and executive talent, we partner with you to understand your career goals and advise you on opportunities. Our wide reaching network lets us offer you more choices at all skill levels with flexible placem...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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.
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Works closely with other administrative support staff to ensure smooth operation.
Ensures operation of office equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
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