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.
HR Receptionist/Administrative Assistant $16.00 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...
Description This is an opportunity for an experienced Executive Administrative Assistant. Will provide administrative assistance to the Chief Nursing Officer, Sr. VP Marketing, and Sr. VP Business Development. Must be able to work independently, make independent decisions and interact appropriately and professionally with all visitors and employees. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office products...
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...
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...
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...
We are currently recruiting for an Administrative Assistant job in the Kernersville, Triad area! This role is a blended role, supporting procurement, accounting and human resources. The person in this role must have SAP experience. It is a large, stable, national company and this is a great way to get your foot in the door! Administrative Assistant Job Responsibilities: •Follow established control...
Administrative Assistant job in Denver, CO is available through Ajilon Professional Staffing. This high paced role will require someone that has over five years' of support experience, an exceptional attention to detail as well as a high level of confidentiality. This position offers a great deal of growth and high level support experiences. If you are looking for a company to grow within and thri...
A Senior Administrative Assistant job in Houston, TX is currently being filled through Ajilon Professional Staffing. Candidates should have three years of experience in this role to be considered for the position. In this role you will provide clerical support for the department by preparing various documents, answering and screening calls and scheduling meetings, appointments and travel arrangeme...
Our client in the Newark area is searching for an Operations Assistant to join their team on a long-term temporary basis! This position is open as they are ultimately looking to add to their team on a permanent level, so this is a great opportunity for networking!! This job will require heavy data entry skills and our client is looking for someone with great attention to detail. Job Functions: - D...
Our client is hiring for an Entry Level Executive Assistant/Administrative job in the northern Chicago area suburbs In order to be considered for this role you must have a Bachelor's degree and be very tech savvy. Must be a self starter, motivated, and possess strong communication skills.This position is for a individual seeking a fun, fast paced environment and offers a competative salary and ben...
Administrative Assistant job in Fort Lauderdale, FL Duties: * Maintenance of project logs in electronic format. * Submittals of permits and work orders * Maintain record and files on all contracts in system * Monitor insurance bond * Coordinate phone calls within office * Ordering of office supplies Qualifications * Construction experience is a MUST * Microsoft office suite knowledge: Word, Excel,...
Administrative Assistant with Accounting experience jobs in San Diego, CA Ajilon Professional Staffing is proactively seeking candidates for temporary and temporary to direct hire Administrative Assistant with Accounting experience jobs in San Diego County, CA. These opportunities are within various industries throughout the County and can pay between $14-$20/hr depending on the position and your...
Our client is looking to hire a Part-time Administrative Assistant to support one of their prominent authors. Position responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, general office management, filing, typing hand written notes into an electronic file, photocopying and facilitating overnight deliveries. The appropriate candidate will have the ability to work from home, but must be available...
Our client is hiring for a direct hire Technical Administrative Assistant job in Glenview, IL. You must have two years of administrative, technical support, and/or project management experience. We are seeking someone who is technically savvy; proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, SharePoint, and Adobe Acrobat. This position is offering a competitive salary and benefits package. The Techn...
Accounting Principals has a part-time, temp-to-hire Administrative Assistant job available in Albuquerque, NM! To be considered, you must be available to start immediately, have strong administrative skills and be able to start immediately. This is an excellent opportunity if you want to expand your skills and grow as a clerical professional! You will work approximately 25-30 hours per week with a...
Administrative Assistant Job in downtown Chicago, IL We are currently hiring for an Administrative Assistant job in downtown Chicago, IL. You must have a minimum of two years of experience in this role and have knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Outlook. You will be responsible for calendar management, travel coordination, and directing phone calls. The Administrative Assistant Job responsibilities...
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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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Coordinates arrangements for meetings such as room reservations and set up and catering.
Resolves administrative problems by coordinating preparation of reports, analyzing data, and identifying solutions.
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