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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Silverman McGovern Staffing is a leading Rhode Island agency matching top Creative, Marketing, Finance and Administrative professionals with the state’s largest employers. We work with companies across Rhode Island, including a local Fortune 100 and a leader in Creative employment. Put our decades of experience in career development to use and land your dream job. *All positions are based in the ...
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...
Job Description: Successful Escrow and Title company is growing and needs Escrow Assistants with at least 1 to 2 years of experience. This would be a great position for someone who is eager to grow in their career with a great company who has a work hard play hard attitude. Responsibilities: Provides support to Escrow department by assisting with customer service and administrative duties relat...
Operations Assistant Phoenix, Arizona 85018 I have a permanent position available for Operations Assistant in Phoenix, Arizona 85018 . Please see details below. If interested, please forward your resume asap with contact number, availability, current location, immigration status, and expected salary. Thanks, Debdas Patnaik Staffing Tree 248-795-0378 ***** Benefits - Full Reloc...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Premium Audit Assistant / Administrative Assistant to join their team in Charlotte, North Carolina (NC). The Premium Audit Assistant will be responsible for providing administrative, operational, and organizational support to the Premium Audit Manager and Premium Audit Team in processing accurate and timely premium audits in accordance with company guidel...
Job Description: Administrative Assistant / Production Assistant $35,000 Support one of the owners of the company. This owner is heavily involved with the production of the handbags and deals immensely with China. Needs someone who can work independently without micromanagement. Job Duties: * Enter purchase orders into the system. * Enter UPC info into the system. * Check samples in and docu...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Executive Assistant Boston, MA Full-Time $80,000 - $100,000 Apply Apply Executive Assistant Boston, MA Full-Time $80,000 - $100,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Executive Assistant with experience, please read on! Located in the heart of Boston MA, we are a pioneer and global leader in the ph...
Do you have superior, one-of-a-kind customer service skills? Do you have a pleasant, welcoming phone voice? Can you manipulate data in an Excel spreadsheet? If this sounds like you, then you should apply for our position as the Client Services Assistant! International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI) is looking for a Client Services Assistant. This position will provide general administrati...
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT Successful candidates possess excellent people skills and an ability to interact with patients in a friendly, professional manner and to perform at the highest level of efficiency and professionalism, while multi-tasking and working in a fast paced environment. Must have 2 years experience in a medical office, and be willing to work a flexible...
International law firm is searching for administrative assistant to join the New Canaan, Connecticut office. The ideal candidate would possess excellent English and German writing and editing skills. Strong Computer skills and ability to independently manage multiple projects with little supervision are a must. Only self motivated individuals with attention to detail, as well as analytical and cri...
AMAZING INDIVIDUALS WORKING FOR POSITIVE PEOPLE at AIDS Healthcare Foundation! Does the idea of doing something that really makes a difference in people’s lives while being well-compensated intrigue you? Are you looking to work for an organization that encourages growth and success from each and every one of its employees? If so, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the place for you! Founded in 1987,...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Executive Assistant Boston, MA Full-Time $80,000 - $100,000 Apply Apply Executive Assistant Boston, MA Full-Time $80,000 - $100,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Executive Assistant with experience, please read on! Located in the heart of Boston MA, we are a pioneer and global leader in the ph...
One of our high producing mortgage teams in Scottsdale is looking to add to their highly experienced team. We are seeking an experienced administrative assistant or personal assistant with a minimum of 2 years of current experience in these positions. You will be the right hand and lead assistant to the team leader. You will be entrusted to be a personal insulator and facilitator of the team lead...
Now Hiring! Full-Time Medical Assistant/Administrative Assistant for Primary/Palliative Care Program Payette, Idaho XL Hospice/Signature Services - 2480 HWY 52 - Payette, Idaho 83661 Job Description/Requirements: Signature Hospice is now recruiting for a full-time Medical Assistant/Administrative Assistant for our Payette, Idaho office. The qualified candidate will be a Certified Medical Assi...
International law firm is searching for a German speaking administrative assistant to join the Orlando, Florida office. The ideal candidate would possess excellent English and German speaking, writing and editing skills. Strong Computer skills and ability to independently manage multiple projects with little supervision are a must. Only self motivated individuals with attention to detail, as well ...
Company Confidential Boca Raton, FL, 33487
Administrative Assistant/Research Assistant wanted. This is an Entry Level Position. Perfect for a college grad with a couple of years experience. Must be great on computers, diligent, smart, and creative and a strong work ethic. I'm looking for someone with a bright, fresh outlook and a great personality. Must work well with others, self sufficient and willing to take initiative. This is a full-t...
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...
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...
General Description Benefits Supplemental Questions The Field Administrative Assistant is responsible for general administrative duties in support of the Region 4 Wildlife Office and two Wildlife Management Area Projects within the Wildlife Division. Work involves general administrative support work, monitoring budgets, preparing correspondence, using computer software, purchasing, property man...
APR Consulting Coralville, IA
This position is support staff for our services warehouse located in Coralville, Iowa primarily performing administrative shipping functions. Interaction with bargaining unit employees, order administrators, internal and/or external customers, and shipping carriers required. May require infrequent handling of packaged material. New employee training will be provided upon assignment. REQUIRED: fa...

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