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.
RSS

1000+ Administrative Assistant jobs found on Monster.

Jobs 1 to 20 of 8780
Job Title: Administrative Assistant/Senior Administrative Assistant/ Executive Assistant in Financial Domain Location: Naperville, Illinois 60540 Duration: 6 Months+ Multiple Openings for different levels Summary: The Senior Administrative Assistant is accountable for providing high level administrative and professional support to an executive and 5 or more professionals within a medium to la...
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - PUBLIC WORKS/RECREATION The City of Verona is seeking an energetic and flexible individual with excellent customer service skills for the position of Administrative Assistant. This is a 60% part-time position supporting the Public Works, Parks, and Recreation departments. The position would be scheduled for approximately 24 hours per week, Monday through Friday with th...
City of Verona Verona, WI
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - PUBLIC WORKS/RECREATION The City of Verona is seeking an energetic and flexible individual with excellent customer service skills for the position of Administrative Assistant. This is a 60% part-time position supporting the Public Works, Parks, and Recreation departments. The position would be scheduled for approximately 24 hours per week, Monday through Friday with th...
Marten Transport Glendale, AZ
Job Responsibilities**The Department of Mental Health is a drug-free workplace. All candidates will be required to pass a mandatory pre-employment drug test.**This position is located within the Division of Inpatient Services’ **G. Werber Bryan Psychiatric Hospital Campus.**Address:220 Faison Drive Columbia, SC 29203Under general supervision, the **Administrative Assistant** is responsible for pla...
Marten Transport Richland County, SC, SC
**The Department of Mental Health is a drug-free workplace. All candidates will be required to pass a mandatory pre-employment drug test.**This position is located within the Division of Inpatient Services’ **G. Werber Bryan Psychiatric Hospital Campus.**Address:220 Faison Drive Columbia, SC 29203Under general supervision, the **Administrative Assistant** is responsible for planning, organizing, a...
Marten Transport East Hanover, NJ
*The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.* Bachelor’s de...
MoneyGram International Dallas, TX
Legal Administrative Assistant (Administrative Assistant III) MoneyGram International - Dallas General Responsibilities: Under limited direction, the Administrative Assistant III is responsible for providing a wide variety of confidential and complex administrative support for senior level executives. Plans, organizes and schedules own work, and may coordinate, lead, and, mentor others. Primary ...
Our client, an International Cosmetics Company in Manhattan is currently seeking an Administrative Assistant to join one of their dynamic teams! This is a great role for someone with 1-4 years of administrative experience, preferably in the beauty/fashion/creative industry. This is a temp-to-permanent role and is paying between $23-25/hr. Responsibilities: - Administrative support to the Executi...
Location: Santa Clara, CA Travel Required: Up to 10%, domestic and international ABOUT US: Foxconn Interconnect Technology is a leader in joint-design and joint-development and a leading provider of manufacturing, assembly and after-sales services for global Computer, Communication and Consumer electronics as well as Car electronics and mechatronics ("4C") industries worldwide. FIT is committe...
Our client in the Bethesda, MD area is looking for an Administrative Assistant. 2 years of experience in an administrative support role preferred. High School diploma required. This position is responsible for providing a wide variety of administrative support to an individual or department. MAJOR JOB DUTIES: Screens phone calls. Maintains general files, orders supplies. Coordinates meetings. ...
Residential & commercial building contractor seeks experienced administrative assistant for temp to hire opportunity. Full time position: 40 to 50 hours per week. Must be professional, outgoing, proficient in word, excel & windows. Drug free/clean background Register 9 – Noon with 2 ID’s and resume ***** (440) 324-1900 Snider-Blake Personnel 178 Midway Blvd, Elyria...
Manpower is currently recruiting for a client in New York, NY. We are looking for an Executive Administrative Assistant. Specific Job Functions As an Executive Administrative Assistant, you will perform diverse administrative duties requiring confidentiality, initiative and sound judgment. You will prepare materials for meetings; compose routine correspondence and meeting follow-up; manage your ...
Job Description: Well known Company is looking for a Jr. Administrative Assistant who has at least two years experience. Responsibilities will include answering all incoming calls, receiving and sorting all incoming mail, calendaring, setting appointments, and working on various projects. Must be proficient in Word, Excel, and Outlook. Looking for a team player who can work in a fast paced enviro...
Job Description: Well-known Company has an immediate need for an Administrative Assistant w/ College University Background. JOB DUTIES: You will be responsible for schedules appointments/meetings, preparing agendas, answering heavy calls volume, travel arrangements (domestic/international), calendaring, creating excel spreadsheets, creating power point presentations, expense reports. Assists wit...
Job Description: Well known Entertainment Company has an immediate opening for a professional Administrative Assistant who has at least three years experience. Must be proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook! SAP EXPERIENCE IS A PLUS! Must have excellent communication skills and be able to multi-task in a fast paced environment. LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WITH A GREAT PERSONALITY WHO IS A TEA...
Job Description: Well-Known company looking to hire an Administrative Assistant w/Entertainment background JOB DUTIES: Screen incoming calls, correspondence, interoffice materials. Determine the priority and respond appropriately Manage calendars.Coordinate travel, meetings and special events including scheduling, agenda creation, logistics and catering. Create and modify/format documents electr...
Job Description: Well known company looking to hire a Junior Administrative Assistant. Duties: Your duties will include administrative support functions including, but not limited to, a variety of general office, clerical and administrative duties. Assist the department by keeping files updated and in order and keeping a variety of spreadsheets up to date. Assist with special projects as require...
Job Description: This Administrative Assistant Position Features: Immediate need for Administrative Assistant that has the ability to work well with other, assist multiple departments and think on your feet are some keys to be success in this position. Responsibilities include drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, data entry, screen phone calls, taking minutes and more. Benefits, gre...
Job Description: Downtown Columbia company seeking an Administrative Assistant. This individual will directly support CEO and Management Team for this growing company. Strong customer service skills are necessary, as you will work as a direct liaison from the office, supporting vendor and client relations. Successful candidates need to possess strong computer skills in all MS Office programs. M...
Job Description: Well known Company is looking for a Jr. Administrative Assistant who has at least two years experience. Responsibilities will include answering all incoming calls, receiving and sorting all incoming mail, calendaring, setting appointments, and working on various projects. Must be proficient in Word, Excel, and Outlook. Looking for a team player who can work in a fast paced enviro...

Get new jobs by email for this search
We'll keep looking and send you new jobs that match this search.
email me

Upload your resume and let employers find you!
It's that simple!

Administrative Career Tools

Administrative Assistant

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $50,000.00
Typical Salary for Administrative Assistant
(10082 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

Bachelor's
30.4%
Some College Coursework Completed
28.6%
Associates
15.8%
High School
13.5%
Master's
4.5%
Certification
3.6%
Vocational
2.5%
(6848 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Popular Administrative Assistant Articles

Sample Resume for a Midlevel Administrative Assistant Article Rating
Review this sample for a midlevel administrative assistant to see how you can emphasize your office skills and proven success in administrative roles.
Prep for Your Administrative Assistant Interview Article Rating
Going for an administrative assistant job? Get ready to be quizzed about your hard and soft skills. Here are some interview questions to expect.
For Employers: Post Jobs | Search Resumes | Advertise
About Monster | Work for Monster | Advertise with Us | AdChoices | Partner with Us | Investor Relations | Social Media
Terms of Use | Privacy Center | Accessibility Center | Help | Security | Contact Us | Sitemap | Mobile
©2014 Monster - All Rights Reserved U.S. Patents No. 5,832,497; 7,599,930 B1; 7,827,125 and 7,836,060 MWW - Looking for Monster Cable? - V: 2014.4.50.56-321
eTrustLogo