Administrative Jobs

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Administrative Industry Overview


Serving a core function of business, administrative jobs are found at companies in nearly every sector of the US economy. Businesses of all sizes, from attorneys in solo practice to multinational corporations, offer jobs in administration. Industries offering the highest number of admin jobs include government agencies, hospitals, schools, and legal and medical offices.
Employers either hire directly for administration jobs or engage a staffing agency to source, screen and interview qualified admin job candidates.

Administrative Job Market


Administrative assistants and secretaries held slightly more than 4 million jobs in 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Administrative/support job opportunities are expected to grow by 12 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations, the BLS reports. Close to 500,000 new administrative/support jobs are expected to open up over the forecast decade.

With computers radically streamlining many administrative functions -- from making travel reservations to entering data on spreadsheets –- administrative workers have maintained their value by taking on ever-more advanced tasks, such as analyzing spreadsheets and making complex purchasing decisions. Success in an administrative career is contingent on the ability to continuously learn new skills, especially with office productivity software.Virtual assistants, who perform office work for clients remotely, are a recent innovation in the admin/support field.

Common jobs in administrative/support include administrative assistant, office assistant, department secretary, legal secretary, medical secretary and executive assistant.

Administrative Salaries


Median annual wages of administrative assistants and secretaries, excluding legal, medical and executive secretaries, were $31,870 in May 2011, the BLS reports. The middle 50 percent earned between $25,350 and $39,440. The top 10 percent earned $47,670.
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A local company seeks a Sales Support Coordinator. Requirements include the following: Excellent computer skills, strong written and oral communication skills, the ability to work as a team member and a minimum of five (5) years work experience. Qualified applicant will act as a liaison between the company and a national sales force. This is a full-time to part-time position, offering flexible hou...
Part-Time Admin. Assistant for church office, M-F, 9am-Noon. Knowledge of Quick books, Word, Powerpoint, a must. Please submit resume with references to 730 Ensign St, Fort Morgan; or email to ***** by April 30, 2014....
Receptionist / Secretary - FT Busy KenCrest Lifesharing office in Collegeville. Answer phones, greet visitors, complete data entry, recordkeeping, filing, mailings, & general office duties. Req. computer literacy, good communication skills, ability to handle diversified duties. Exp. w/people w/intellectual disabilities helpful. Great work environment. $11.66/hr plus benefits. Email resume to theck...
CryoLife, a leading medical device company, is seeking a Clerk, Facilities in our corporate office in Kennesaw (NW Atlanta). CryoLife is a leader in the processing and distribution of implantable living human tissues for use in cardiac and vascular surgeries throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Company, using its proprietary SynerGraft® technology processes the CryoValve® SG pulmonary heart valve a...
Provides the director and managers of sales and marketing with administrative and clerical support including word- processing, typing, e-mailing, filing, data-entry, faxing, copying, corresponding, answering telephones, processing mail, taking notes and/or What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offers...
Our wellness team is looking for a friendly, health minded individual with excellent people skills. Computer knowledge is needed, particularly with Microsoft Office software. Office duties will include but are not limited to answering the phone, laundry, scheduling, taking payment and greeting practice members. You must be an outgoing individual who wants to make a difference in other people's liv...
General Purpose/Summary of Job: This role is to assist the EVP/CIO with overall administrative support. This individual is responsible for maintaining calendar updates, travel arrangements, scheduling meetings and facilitating the overall coordination of the executive’s activities. Possession of strong multi-tasking skills and the ability to switch gears mid-project is a must. This position requir...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77007
Main Job Task and Responsibilities: Be able to assist the two owners of this fast paced small advertising firm. Must be able to multi task and and possess the ability to re-prioritize tasks constantly based on changing needs. Answer phones, screen and direct calls. Take and relay messages. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Software (Outlook, Word and Excel) and be able to learn our industry software...
Immediate opening this week. we are located in Vernon, CA (710fwy/Bandini) but will be moving to Santa Fe Springs in June 2014. Computer Knowledge Help -Coordinate schedules with drivers Great communication skills as drivers will be emailing with updates and calling customers Ability to Multitask: - Problem-Solving Skills: Dispatchers often are moving a lot of people around at the same time, Be ab...
Company Confidential Atlanta, GA
Excellent benefits company in the Buckhead area seeing an Administrative Assistant to assist firm employees with administrative tasks and office management functions! Excellent benefits available! 1. Support all firm employees with various administrative tasks and project work. 2. Assist Account Executives and Account Managers with client projects including creating spreadsheets, analyzing data, b...
Company Confidential Portland, ME, 04101
Job Purpose: Supports company operations by maintaining office systems and supervising staff. Duties: * Bookkeeping. Must have solid experience with Quickbooks. * Handle all HR responsibilities. * Work as the right hand person of the owner. * Maintains office services by organizing office operations and procedures; preparing payroll; controlling correspondence; designing filing systems; reviewing...
As the Clerk for Electric Production, your responsibilities will include but not limited to: Consolidation, review, processing and maintenance of employee records. Reconcile computer job cost reports. Assist in the coordination of tanker deliveries. Order and maintain office supplies. Sort and route mail. Prepare and assist in the preparation of reports. Maintain files, logs, blueprints, catalogue...
ABOUT FULL CIRCLE SOLUTIONS, INC. Full Circle Solutions, Inc. is a solution-oriented company whose mission is to provide industry leadership by delivering high quality services and products to our clients. We take pride in having helped clients and customers, in both the public and private sectors, capitalize on the advantages of the newest technologies. We are currently serving a wide range of cl...
Human Resources Assistant / Junior Recruiter needed in Newtown, PA area. Must be exceptionally computer liiterate. Must have MS Office such as Advanced Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. Looking for very detailed individual. Information Technology and Professional Services Staffing company is looking for individual to assist with and learn our growing business. Responsibilities will include t...
Description: If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Challenge yourself, your peers and our industry by shaping what health care looks like and doing your life's best work.(sm) Must be a self-starter within a challenging environment which is always changing. Primarily supports the Chief Financial Officer, UHC Employ...
Description: Position Description: Flexible, Friendly, Fast on your feet, That's a great start. Accurate, Accountable, Self Directed, These traits can take you places. Our claims operations are the focal point of handling information about services patients receive and the way those services get paid. It's complex, detailed work. It's fast paced challenge. It's a job that calls on you to be though...
Description: Position Description: Welcome to one of the toughest and most fulfilling ways to help people, including yourself. We offer the latest tools, most intensive training program in the industry and nearly limitless opportunities for advancement. Join us and start doing your life's best work. The Claims Clerk is responsible for providing expertise or general claims support to teams in revie...
Description: Position Description: Welcome to one of the toughest and most fulfilling ways to help people, including yourself. We offer the latest tools, most intensive training program in the industry and nearly limitless opportunities for advancement. Join us and start doing your life's best work. The Senior Recovery Resolution Analyst will work with a team on researching issues to determine fea...
Description: Position Description: Welcome to one of the toughest and most fulfilling ways to help people, including yourself. We offer the latest tools, most intensive training program in the industry and nearly limitless opportunities for advancement. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) Our customer service teams have a serious responsibility to make every contact informative, pro...
Description: Position Description: You'll join a high caliber team where you're assisting, educating, problem-solving and resolving tenuous situations to the best possible outcomes. Bring your people skills, emotional strength and attention to detail. In return we offer the latest tools and most intensive training program in the industry. Get ready to start doing your life's best work. The Claims...
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Rate of Growth
10.30 %
Size of Industry in 2006:
22,603,000
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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