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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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Description Join Northrop Grumman Information Systems and be a part of the tam of men and women that solve some of the world’s most complex technical challenges. We are looking for an experienced Administrative Assistant with strong document management skills and experience to become part of Northrop Grumman’s Health IT, State Health and Human Services (SHHS) operating unit. This position is loc...
Description Northrop Grumman Information Systems sector seeks a high energy Administrative Assistant to provide program administrative support to our National/Military Systems organization located at our facility in Redondo Beach, CA. Principal duties: • Includes initiating, preparing and processing both domestic/international travel and expenses. • Must have the ability to manage multiple app...
Collaborative is seeking a Administrative Assistant for long term contract position with large pharmaceutical company located in Vernon Hills, IL Position Description: They will be working in EIDM, SharePoint, Lotus Notes and scheduling meetings. Looking for someone that can quickly learn. Provides support to one or two department managers and their staffs. Duties may include: word processing...
Farmers Insurance Group of Companies are widely respected and well-established with over 80 years of experience. We pride ourselves on the positive impact we have on our community, as an insurance and financial services organization and as an employer. If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career, we are currently looking for an: Administrative Assistant Our Farmers Insurance Agency...
Job Summary: The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is looking for a highly motivated Administrative Assistant for Dr. Gideon Dreyfuss and his research staff at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. The position requires you to provide an executive level of administrative support in a fast-paced environment, including handling correspondence, travel arrangemen...
Why let your skills get rusty while you are waiting for your career position? Why not earn income while you are looking? Temporary work will keep your resume current! We are looking for strong administrative assistants to support temporary projects. Some of the opportunities are covering medical and/or maternity leaves, special projects and overflow work. Skills in MS Word, Excel and typing, as...
Overview: Knowledge Services - Established in 1994 and headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, is a certified woman-owned (WBE) professional services organization with over 1000 employees located in offices throughout North America. Founded by our CEO, Julie Bielawski, Guidesoft, Inc. DBA Knowledge Services is an industry leader in Managed Service Programs (MSP), Employer of Record / Payrolling Servic...
Our clients in Cambridge, MA is seeking a Medical Administrative Assistant for a 3 month temporary assignment. The ideal candidate will have experience with referrals, medical records, insurance, billing and/or administrative health care work. This is a Monday through Friday 35 hour/week job....
LifeCell Corporation's portfolio of products includes our well-known soft-tissue repair products for abdominal wall reconstruction, breast reconstruction and breast plastic surgery. Our portfolio began with AlloDerm® Regenerative Tissue Matrix (RTM), which launched in 1994, and expanded with the launch of Strattice™ Reconstructive Tissue Matrix in 2008. In 2012, LifeCell further expanded its por...
Company Confidential New Castle, DE, 19720
Local service company seeks an organized and energetic individual to help support and manage a busy office. This is a full-time position, with scheduled office hours from 8:00 am-4:30 pm. This is a great opportunity for anyone who meets the following criteria: Well organized Excellent verbal and written communication Strong personal skills and ability to interact with current and potential cust...
CHShas an exciting opportunity in our Transportation group. We are looking for anAdministrative Assistantto provide administrative support to CHS Transportation Terminal staff. You must be detail oriented, organized, with excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively manage multiple projects. You will: Coordinate incoming and outgoing daily mail and UPS shipments; compile mailing...
Job Title: Administrative Assistant Job Code: RCI-LON-7474-1 Job location: Pottstown PA 19464 Duration: 6 Months MUST have experience working in Nuclear Power Plant environment and work order processing Performs a variety of administrative functions. Schedules appointments, gives information to callers, and takes dictation. Familiar with PIMS - Plant Information Management System, work proce...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce is seeking an Administrative Assistant for a growing Fortune 500 company in Downtown Dallas, Texas (TX). Responsibilities: Follows up on action items and reports status Communicates with clients and vendors as needed Assists in projects Prioritizes and manages multiple tasks effectively Coordinates departmental and new hire moves with IT department Orders departmen...
This position is responsible for providing support to the Washington, D.C. office administrator; accounting administrative support including processing invoices, maintaining petty cash and check ledgers; and other assistance as needed. Monday-Friday 8-5. $14.42/hr, temp to hire. Administrative: -Sort and distribute incoming mail. -Monitor, maintain records and notify attorneys and staff of pers...
Industrial Oils Unlimited is a manufacturer of heavy duty, high performance, extended life and synthetic lubricants for the industrial, manufacturing, metalworking and heavy equipment industries. Since 1970 we have provided our customers with the highest quality products using the most advanced technology. We operate our company through the grid of the CORE VALUES of INTEGRITY, FAMILY FIRST, EXCE...
Job Summary: The Senior Administrative Assistant will provide a full range of administrative activities and operational support to assigned departments and/or business units. The incumbent should possess strong administrative skills and a general understanding of business operations to assist with data collection, routine budget administration, compiling and organizing materials, as well as prepa...
Recruiter to contact: Agustin Alvarez Job Title:PART TIME Administrative Assistant Location: San Ramon, CA Compensation: DOE Assignment Length: Contract- 6 months Description: This is a PART TIME 6 month assignment Work Schedule - Three days a week Monday, Tuesday and Thursday or Monday Wednesday and Thursday There will be frequent visits to the office of Chairman and CEO. The primary foc...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking an Administrative Assistant in San Antonio, Texas (TX). Summary: Provides general support services to assigned unit and performs administrative activities for projects and programs. Job Overview Performs various administrative duties in support of the department under moderate supervision; These functions may include mail distribution, invoice processin...
Thank you for your interest in this job opportunity at our offices in the beautiful Stone Center, formerly the Stone and Thomas Department store, in Wheeling, West Virginia. Williams Lea is growing; the following role is a planned expansion to our operation in Wheeling. We anticipate hiring for this new opportunity in approximately December 2014. We welcome your application to start a new career ...
Job Description: Screen and direct incoming calls, correspondence, visitors and vendors. Answer basic questions and inquiries for the designated person or team. Schedule appointments and manage calendar for the designated person or team. Coordinate travel arrangements. Record and distribute meeting minutes. Provide secretarial/administrative services for visiting executives as requested. Pr...

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Administrative Assistant


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