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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Job Description: Are you an expert in MS Office? Are you incredibly organized and have a great attitude? We need you! Company in Carpinteria is in search for a senior administrative assistant with at least 3-5 years of experience in an office environment. The ideal candidate will have advanced MS office skills and be able to type at least 60wpm. Must be able to handle a fast paced environment, hav...
Job Description: Non Profit Organization in the Santa Barbara area is looking for a part time Administrative Assistant to work Monday through Friday approximately 25-30 hrs per week. Job Responsibilities: *Answering main phone line & routing calls *Assist with fund-raising projects *Email correspondents with internal staff members and donors *Mail merging Qualifications: *Proficiency with Microsof...
Job Description: This Administrative Assistant Position Features: ? Great Benefits ? Excellent Location ? Opportunity for Growth Looking for a personable and professional Administrative Assistant for The Greater San Diego area. Successful candidates will possess exceptional attention to detail, as well as a strong command of the English language with emphasis on writing, grammar, and punctuation....
G&K Management Co., Inc, has an immediate opening for an Administrative Assistant for our Property Operations Department here in our Culver City office. As an Administrative Assistant you are responsible for the administrative support to the Project Management Team and Operations Team. Providing effective, tactful, and concise communications with a wide variety of individuals, via telephone and in...
Looking for a foot in the door at a great company? Grace Living Centers is immediately seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant who can work a flexible schedule of 20 hours per week. In this position, you will perform a variety of clerical and customer service tasks as assigned. The successful candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Office, have strong customer service skills and be a self-s...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant for a long-term temporary assignment in the Boca Raton, FL area. This person will be responsible for performing the following functions: Schedule training for locations, travel, training and presentations Create classes in the system once dates and locations are confirmed Enroll new participants in training programs Schedule...
Company Confidential Altadena, CA, 91001
We are seeking a bright, self-motivated, reliable person to join our team full time in the position of Administrative Assistant. The candidate must have well rounded experience in a variety of administrative duties and be flexible and open to a wide range of tasks. Standard work week would be Monday through Friday 8-4:30. Duties/Responsibilities: Receive, process, allocate, verify & reconcile vend...
TITLE: Administrative Assistant – Los Padres REPORTS TO: Partner, Los Padres Berry Farm LOCATION: Santa Maria, CA CLASSIFICATION: Temp, Part-time to Full-time POSITION PURPOSE: Reiter Affiliated Companies (RAC), an international berry company, is seeking a dynamic individual to join our Santa Maria District. We currently have a career opportunity available for an Admin Assistant. The position will...
Job Summary: The administrative assistant is responsible for answering all incoming calls, greeting visitors and assisting the finance and administrative areas with processing construction liens, accounts receivable and incoming checks. Other duties include, service coordination, processing mail and filing. Must work with all RFI team members to provide quality service to employees and customers....
Excellent opportunity for an Administrative Assistant! As an Admin Assistant you will responsible for coordination of everyday office activities. The ideal candidate will create a smooth work flow within the office environment. This position requires excellent communication, and organizational skills, the ability to take fast notes and meeting minutes, and exceptional computer skills. LOCATION - L...
Tiger Information Systems has a GREAT opportunity for an Executive Assistant for an asset management firm in New York City reporting to the partners and business director of the firm. This is a Temp-to-Perm position and the salary range is $45-55K. Health insurance will be provided. Hours: Monday-Friday, full-time from 8:30am to 5pm Skill set needed for this position: A bright, polite demeanor wit...
Administrative Assistant I Nondiscrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office (Full-time, 12-month non-unit position) Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:45 PM (Subject to Change) (Sat. and Sun. as days off) The administrative assistant will support the Office of Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity in the following ways: 1) Establish and maintain discrimination and hara...
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Administrative Assistant provides project, administrative, and clerical support. FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS: 1. Creates, composes, and prepares correspondence as needed. 2. Maintains tickler file for various reports, correspondence, and assignments. 3. Schedules meetings, conference calls, and meeting space. 4. Maintains and controls confidential materials. 5. Writes and edit...
Position Title: Regional District Manager Administrative Assistant (RDMA) Schedule: Hourly, Full Time (Flexible Availability) General Description/Primary Purpose: The Regional District Manager Administrative Assistant (RDMA), under the direct supervision of the Regional Vice President Administrative Assistant (RVPA), provides a wide range of administrative support of key organizational objectives....
Job Description: A well established engineering company is looking to add to their "family". Due to promotions, they are seeking a strong administrative assistant who comes with 1-2 years of direct support experience. Company offers great perks, including team lunches and outings. Ideal candidate will have an upbeat personality who enjoys be the key organizer for her manager. Calendaring, phones,...
Job Description: Are you looking for a position to kick-start your career? Are you ready to work your way to the top? We are looking for an administrative assistant with the drive to fill a role in our fast paced office. This role is with an outstanding company that fosters the growth and development of its employees. As an administrative assistant you will be asked to answer phones, file paperwor...
Company Confidential Los Angeles, CA, 90017
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO PROPERTY MANAGER A commercial real estate company has an opportunity for an experienced Administrative Assistant to assist and support the Property Manager in the operations of a commercial portfolio of retail and office buildings in the Los Angeles area. Responsibilities: · Assist the Property Manager in all aspects of day to day operations · Manage and support project...
Administrative Assistant- Part Time - Oxnard - CLOSING 08/15/2014 Department Counseling Center Oxnard Salary ($US) and Benefits Salary Range: $15.26 - $19.84 Basic Function Under the direction of the Director of Community Counseling Services act as Administrative Assistant performing a broad range of secretarial, clerical, and administrative assistant responsibilities in support of the Counseling...
Administrative Assistant - Part Time - Thousand Oaks - CLOSING 08/15/2014 Department Counseling Center Thousand Oaks Salary ($US) and Benefits Salary Range: $15.26 - $19.84 Basic Function Under the direction of the Director of Community Counseling Services act as Administrative Assistant performing a broad range of secretarial, clerical, and administrative assistant responsibilities in support of...
At David Evans and Associates (DEA) our philosophy is “To find outstanding professionals and give them the freedom and support to do what they do best.” Since its founding in 1976 in Portland, OR, DEA has become a recognized leader for progressive and sustainable design and management solutions for complex transportation, land development, energy, and water resources projects nationwide. DEA’s mul...

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Administrative Assistant


$20,800.00 - $50,000.00
Typical Salary for Administrative Assistant
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Education / Training

Some College Coursework Completed
High School
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