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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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Campus Corner Austin, TX
The University of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX - Required Application Materials A Resume is required in order to apply A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply. A List of 3 References is required in order to apply. Additional Infor... Read more......
TITLE: Administrative Assistant REPORTSTO: Sabrina Antonio, Associate Director SUMMARY: The Administrative Assistant will provide administrative and staff support to the general organizational operations. Working under the direct supervision of the Associate Director this position provides all necessary organizational support and is responsible for a variety of other tasks. DUTIESAND RESPONSIBI...
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Job Responsibilities Benefits Supplemental Questions Additional 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 29203 Under general supervision, the Admini...
Brookhaven Science Associates Upton, NY, 11973
Administrative Services Assistant (A-2)/Sr. Administrative Services Assistant (A-3) FLSA Status: Monthly Non-exempt BNL Overview Brookhaven National Laboratory is a nonprofit research and development institution whose purpose is to advance ideas and knowledge through a multidisciplinary program of basic and applied research. The Collider Accelerator Department currently has a full-time opportun...
PACCAR Inc Bellevue, WA
Company Information PACCAR is a Fortune 500 company established in 1905. PACCAR Inc is recognized as a global leader in the commercial vehicle, financial, and customer service fields with internationally recognized brands such as Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF trucks. PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty ...
California State University Fullerton, CA, 92838
CSU Job Listing Details Printable version E-Mail this listing Campus: Fullerton Job ID: 7037BR Job Title: OASIS Administrative Assistant (Administrative Support Assistant Appointment Type: Probationary Time Base: Full-Time Date Posted: July 3, 2014 Closing Date: July 17, 2014 Link to Apply Online: Campus Employment Homepage:
Hiring department Div Recreational Sport Monthly salary $2,583 - $2,750 Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM Posting number 14-12-10-01-9020 Job Status Closed FLSA status Non-exempt Earliest Start Date Immediately Position Duration Funding expected to continue Position open to all applicants Location Austin (main campus) Number of vacancies 1 General Notes Addit...
Bilingual Administrative Assistant Needed ASAP! Do you have administrative experience? Are you able to read, write, and speak English? Are you looking for a career change? We may have the perfect opportunity for you! We are looking for bilingual administrative assistants. Some of the tasks include but are not limited to the following: · Serves as an administrative assistant in charge of all app...
Office Manager/EA Our client is seeking an experienced Office Manager/Executive Assistant to support the President and Accounting Manager at their busy full-service construction company . Their reputation has been built on integrity and excellent service. Do you have experience working for a family owned business? Do you have an entreprenurial spirit? Are you assertive? Do you have ADVANCED com...
Administrative Assistant Needed to Start Immediately!!! Do you have an up beat, engaging personality? A established Non-Profit in Northern Virginia is looking for experienced, out going, team players to join their administrative team. If you have at least 2 years of administrative experience and are looking for a great opportunity with lots of career growth and potential this is the position for ...
Company Confidential Alexandria, VA, 22315
Administrative Assistant (Alexandria, VA) We are looking for a dynamic Administrative Assistant to join our team! If you have at least two years of recent administrative experience, can multi-task, and have a great can do attitude. Please apply today! Don't miss this opportunity! Job Responsibilities: •Establishes/maintains confidential personnel records •Represent company as the primary liais...
Description: Position Description: Energize your career with one of Healthcare's fastest growing companies. You dream of a great career with a great company - where you can make an impact and help people. We dream of giving you the opportunity to do just this. And with the incredible growth of our business, it's a dream that definitely can come true. Already one of the world's leading Heal...
COMPANY: JDSU TITLE: Executive Administrative Assistant LOCATION: Milpitas, CA JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) innovates and markets diverse technologies that enhance the way people experience the world every day. We enable fast, high-quality communications, secure financial transactions, reliable consumer electronics, differentiated brands, and a host of other solutions. We provide these solutions through...
EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Entry Level For over 40 years, Arc-Com Fabrics, a leading commercial textile design firm, located in Orangeburg, NY, has built a reputation on customer satisfaction, value added products and timely project completion. The Arc-Com Design Team creates, develops and introduces innovative and high performance textile products for the corporate, hospitality, healthc...
Kelly Services is currently looking for an Admin( Accounting Department) for a leading Medical Device company in Warsaw, IN. This is a short term assignment for 6 months. (Potential for assignment to be extended to 18 mnths) Overview:· JOB DESCRIPTION:Verifies the accuracy of information (vouchers, purchase orders, invoices or payments). Performs various clerical duties (i.e. make copies, file d...
Job Description: WHO WE ARE: Creative Circle is a specialized staffing agency that connects innovative advertising, marketing, creative, and interactive professionals with companies seeking talent on a full-time or freelance basis. Please visit our site at WHO WE’RE SEEKING: We are looking for a smart and personable administrative assistant / project manager for our int...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce is seeking an Administrative Assistant for a client in New York, New York (NY). This role completes a variety of administrative and support duties, often of a confidential nature and unique to assigned area, including researching information and data, maintaining department records and filing system and developing and producing reports and presentations. Essential Job Fu...
The position will be to provide administrative support to an insurance agent and be primarily responsible for answering phones, preparing, submitting and checking the status of applications, and providing customer service to clients. Additionally, this position provides overall office support that includes a wide variety of duties. All candidates must be punctual, dependable, reliable and hard wor...
Administrative Assistant position at Lovely Lane Church in Baltimore. Ideal candidate is responsible, enthusiastic, enjoys working with others, and can take the initiative in a variety of professional situations. Person selected will provide clerical and administrative support for the pastor. Work includes but is not limited to preparing bulletins and promotional materials, coordinating calendar w...

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