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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.
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.
Position Description: Are you looking for a firm that offers a challenging, rewarding and fun atmosphere? A firm that grows its employees and offers the opportunity to work in diverse areas of the law? Youâ€™ve come to the right place. Shook, Hardy & Bacon is currently seeking a Legal Administrative Assistant. Responsibilities: â€¢Prepares patent applications and related documents for uploading...
Medical Administrative Assistant job in Indianapolis, IN. Ajilon is currently recruiting for a Medical Administrative Assistant job in Indianapolis, IN. Three to five years of previous experience supporting an executive level individual is required for this position. This individual will provide administrative support as well as managing daily schedules and calendaring. Requirements for the Medi...
Title: Administrative Assistant Job in St. Louis, MO Ajilon Professional Staffing is seeking an Administrative Assistant for a Direct Hire Job the St. Louis, MO metropolitan area. If you are looking for your next opportunity with a growing company, this may be the opportunity for you. Responsibilities for the Administrative Assistant job include: • Assist various departments with administrative...
Administrative Assistant III Job in St. Paul, MN Accounting Principals is working with one of its top financial services clients on two Administrative Assistant III roles. This Administrative Assistant position is temporary with permanent possibilities for work well done. If you thrive in a fast paced environment and are able to balance multiple priorities and drive towards results, this is a gre...
Administrative Assistant jobs in San Diego, CA Ajilon Professional Staffing is proactively seeking candidates for various Administrative Assistant jobs in San Diego County, CA. These are temporary, temporary to direct hire, and direct hire opportunities within various industries. Depending on the position and experience, pay is usually between $12-$17/hr. You will be responsible for all administr...
Part-Time Administrative Assistant job in San Francisco, CA One of Ajilon Professional Staffing’s clients has an immediate Part-Time Administrative Assistant job available in San Francisco, CA. This temporary position at a design institution offers an easy commute, with many public transportations options. The ideal candidate for the Part-Time Administrative Assistant job must have Salesforce exp...
Procurement Administrative Assistant job in Oakland, CA Ajilon has an immediate opening for a Procurement Administrative Assistant job in Oakland, CA. Easily accessible by BART, this long term temporary position at a reputable organization offers the opportunity to be a part of a collaborative team that is focused on providing excellent customer service. The ideal candidate for the Procurement Ad...
Administrative Assistant Job-Northern Somerset County, NJ Our client is a leader in the insurance industry in the northern section of Somerset County. We are currently looking for an outgoing Administrative Assistant, that will report directly to the Executive Administrative Assistant. The primary function of this role is to act as the “Gate Keeper” to the COO. Administrative Assistant Responsib...
Our client in the Washington DC area is looking to fill an Administrative Assistant I Job. This is a contract position that will last about 6 months. Compensation for this position is $11-12 per hour. Description of the Administrative Assistant I job: Performs a variety of administrative functions. Schedules appointments, gives information to callers, and takes dictation. Composes memos, trans...
We have a contract-to-hire Training Administrative Assistant job in Houston, TX with one of our most respected clients. The candidate must have at least three years of experience as an Administrative Assistant within a Communications or Training Development department as well as have advanced experience with Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and/or InDesign. This position will be ...
Ajilon is currently recruiting for a Medical Administrative Assistant job in Indianapolis, IN. A Bachelor’s Degree and one to three years of previous experience in a supporting role is preferred for this position. This individual will provide administrative support as well as managing daily schedules and calendaring. Requirements for the Medical Administrative Assistant job: - Calendaring - Cre...
Ajilon Professional Staffing is the fastest-growing staffing service in the world specializing in the temporary and permanent placements of premier administrative and management professionals. We have a great opportunity for an HR Administrative Assistant job with one of our most respected clients located in Houston, TX downtown. The ideal candidate for this HR Administrative Assistant job would ...
Administrative Assistant Job Princeton, NJ We are currently recruiting for an Administrative Assistant located in the Princeton, NJ area. This job will require you to assist supporting management with both general and complex administrative tasks which will include: Coordinating meetings, maintaining calendars and making travel arrangements as required • Providing clerical support as necessary,...
An Administrative Assistant job in Houston, TX is currently being filled through Ajilon Professional Staffing. Candidates should have at least one year 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 and answering and screening calls. The pay is $14.00 to $18.00 per year, depending on exp...
Ajilon professional staffing is hiring for 3 month contract Administrative Assistant job for a company located in Seattle, WA. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a minimum of 2 year of administrative and customer service experience. The primary responsibility will be assisting with incoming phone calls, ordering office supplies, managing office projects and some data entry as needed...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce is currently working with a North Prairie, Wisconsin (WI) client who needs someone to do a lot of administrative work for the next 6 months within their Pricing department. Within this Pricing Administrative Assistant role, you will be responsible for working with customer service and sales to ensure that new product pricing records are set up correctly and adjustments a...
Administrative Assistant The Cambridge Don Salary - $ 24,000.00/Yr to $ 30,000.00/Yr The Cambridge Don is the developer of an Award-winning advanced adaptive evidence-based management information system called Talent Chaser. It markets this system on a "Software as a Service" basis to companies and government organizations. Administrative Assistant The Cambridge Don based in Tuckerton, NJ We a...
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...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Ultradent, the global name in oral health is seeking an Administrative Assistant. The Administrative Assistant will provide support to the Manager of Purchasing to relieve the executive of administrative type functions in order to increase the time she has available for management level responsibilities. Benefits: Medical/Dental & Other Insurances (eligible the first of month after 60 days) Hea...
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Administrative Career Tools
$20,800.00 - $50,000.00
Typical Salary for Administrative Assistant
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool
Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
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Provides organizational, administrative and secretarial support to employees and management.
Rate of Growth
Size of Industry in 2006:
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Develops administrative staff by providing information, educational opportunities, and experiential growth opportunities.
Creates and revises systems and procedures by analyzing operating practices, recordkeeping systems, forms control, office layout, and budgetary and personnel requirements; implementing changes.
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