Administrative Assistant Jobs - Page 4
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.
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...
Mannapov, LLC is a leading company in wholesale acquiring, recycling, and redistributing of wireless products on the open market. With many years of experience in recycling cell phones, we have been disposing a lot of excess/obsolete inventory, untested, faulty, as-is and BER products from European companies and US. JOB PURPOSE: English-Mandarin speaking Administrative/Clerical Assistant perform...
Recruiter to contact: John Nerat Job Title: Administrative Assistant Job Number: 13963 Location: Marinette, WI Compensation: DOE Assignment Length: Contract- Description: Manages calendars; manage all incoming meeting requests, set up meetings for each Coordinate, organize, and manage scheduling for conference calls, on- and off-site meetings. Organize and manage catering needs, A/V set-up...
Medical Office Administrative Assistant - Oklahoma City, OK - Contract to Possible Hire Frontline Source Group - temporary staffing and direct hire firm - is offering an excellent opportunity to join the team of one of our Oklahoma City clients. Position Summary: As the office Administrative Assistant you will be responsible for handling front office and back office duties for a health clinic. ...
If you are a hardworking, service oriented administrative professional seeking a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, Coldwell Banker Residential, may be right for you as the Administrative Assistant/Marketing Assistant. NRT is the largest residential real estate brokerage company in the nation. NRT and its affiliated companies, marketing partners and joint ventures provides mortgage, title, in...
Metalmaster Roofmaster, Inc. is a large commercial sheet metal & roofing contractor located in McHenry, IL, that is seeking a candidate for an immediate, full time position of Administrative Assistant in our Estimating Department. Duties include proficiency in typing notes & proposals, filing, data entry, calling contractors for projects to bid, searching for leads on projects to bid via construc...
When you choose Toll Brothers, you enjoy all the special advantages offered by "America's Luxury Home Builder™." Build Your Career with an Industry Leader Position: Administrative Assistant Location: Haymarket, Virginia Join an award-winning company! Dominion Valley Country Club, one of northern Virginia's premier golf course communities, seeks an Administrative Assistant to support managemen...
Company Confidential Stamford, CT, 06905
Exciting opportunity to be the ‘go to’ administrative pro at a highly successful financial services boutique firm in downtown Stamford. You’ll provide support mostly to the COO, who’s nice/engaging/professional, while assisting the rest of the team as needed. Lots of meeting and conference/trade show scheduling and managing the details surrounding them – a diversified, deadline oriented job that’s...
Get new jobs by email for this search
We'll keep looking and send you new jobs that match this search.
Upload your resume and let employers find you!
It's that simple!
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
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool
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
Creates and revises systems and procedures by analyzing operating practices, recordkeeping systems, forms control, office layout, and budgetary and personnel requirements; implementing changes.
Ensures operation of office equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
Popular Administrative Assistant Articles
Sample Resume for a Midlevel Administrative Assistant
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
Going for an administrative assistant job? Get ready to be quizzed about your hard and soft skills. Here are some interview questions to expect.
Administrative Assistant Cover Letter Sample
Here's an example of how an administrative assistant can use her cover letter to sell her skills and professional demeanor to employers.
Administrative & Support Career Advice
Browse our library of admin career advice for tips on finding a job, writing your resume, getting ahead, dealing with workplace issues and more.
The Jobs Behind the Big (Football) Game
Even though you're no professional football player, you can still be part of the action come game day. Check out this list of jobs that make each game possible.