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Office Assistant Overview

From filing paperwork to creating spreadsheets, Office Assistants run the administrative side of a business. They answer phones and distribute calls to proper management and salespeople. Assistants often greet customers as they walk into a showroom if a salesperson is not available. They take meeting minutes, schedule meetings and travel itineraries, along with processing expense reports. Invoicing vendors and customers is another large job requirement, using basic math to balance out accounts. Office Assistants must be able to juggle several tasks at once while still remaining cordial to staff and customers. They usually have full-time hours unless they are only needed temporarily as part-time help.

Office Assistant Education Requirements

A high school education with experience in keyboarding is sufficient for most office assistants' positions. Each industry has a slightly different administrative process, requiring on-the-job training. However, a computer background and an outgoing personality are smart matches for Office Assistants. They can take typing or computer classes to refine their software skills, making them more attractive at hiring time. Any work experience is helpful for understanding interdepartmental relationships such as speaking to an executive compared to a warehouse worker. Workplace culture plays a big part in daily Assistant duties, making some college experience in psychology or business a helpful tool to have.

Office Assistant Job Market

Statistics suggest that Office Assistant positions will grow by 12 percent in the coming years. As an entry-level job, experienced assistants often move up or onto another career as they gain more contacts and expertise in their field. They may decide to go into similar fields such as office bookkeeping or office management. Although they are administrative positions, bookkeeping centers on accounting aspects whereas management concentrates on organizing many administrative professionals into a productive office.

Office Assistant Salary

Current statistics report that Office Assistants earn between $20,370 and $49,370. The median salary is $32,840. Assistants earn promotions with more contributions to the business and working the corporate ladder into management. Some Assistants obtain their four-year degree while working full time to gain that extra advantage during promotions.

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Company Confidential Decatur, GA, 30033
Board Certified Pediatrician in Decatur, Georgia committed to providing high quality comprehensive care to teens, adolescents, children and infants is seeking team-oriented qualified candidates who work well independently and collaboratively. We seek staff who create an environment of compassion and caring and who support the vision of our office. Two positions are available. When applying please...
Position Type: Full Time Shift: Day Qualifications: Education: High school diploma or equivalent required. / Experience: 2-4 years. Prefer previous experience in a hospital or health care setting and/or previous staffing, scheduling or recruitment experience. / Computer proficiency: Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite software and the ability to manipulate spreadsheets, databases, and...
We're presently seeking an experienced Office Services Rep. to work for us as an onsite employee in Banking/Financial institution. The candidate hired will work on general administrative tasks such as copying documents, sorting/distributing and sending out mail, data entry (as needed), setting up meeting rooms and some hospitality functions such as catering duties. This is a day shift position and...
Office Assistant / Executive Assistant / Administrative Assistant Westlake Village, CA Compensation: Salary, Health Benefits About the Company: Skyrocket Ventures is a rapidly expanding recruiting firm for high growth technology companies that range from industry leaders to top-tier startups. At Skyrocket Ventures, we aim to bring the best companies and candidates together. We are rapidly gro...
Company Confidential Macon, GA
Busy Middle Georgia (Macon) Cardiology practice seeking to employ: Certified Medical Office Billing Specialist/Assistant Office Manager. Medical Office and Medical Billing Experience a must. Experienced Applicants Only. Qualified candidates should send resumes to: P.O. Box 6135.Macon, Georgia 31208or *****...
Briarcliff Nursing & Rehab Center has the following FULL TIME position available: Assistant Director of Nurses Certified Nurses Assistants Assistant Business Office Manager Long Term Experience Preferred. Apply at 3201 North Ware Rd., McAllen, TX 78501 Fax: (956) 631-5777 EOE...
Introduction Hillsborough County Government is looking for new members to join our team who are aligned with our core values of commitment to excellence; stellar customer service; and embracing diversity, transparency, and accountability. Our employees enjoy careers that are professionally and personally rewarding and that provide fair and reliable compensation. Hillsborough County Government co...
BASIC FUNCTION: Position is responsible for scheduling patient appointments, ensuring medical necessity compliance, verifying eligibility, and posting payments. Position is responsible for performing direct and indirect patient care as outlined in the Skills Inventory, under the direct or indirect supervision of a Physician. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide ca...
Office Assistant, Administrative Assistant -- Growing Logistics Company seeks an experienced Office Assistant to work their North Andover, MA location. This is a FULL-TIME, temp-to-hire opportunity paying $13 - $14 an hour, to start. You will also enjoy free onsite parking, an onsite lunchroom with microwave and fridge, and the ability to wear jeans and sneakers to work! PLUS, upon direct hire by...
Company Confidential Portland, OR, 97213
Job Purpose: Maintains office operations: Duties: * Forwards information by receiving and distributing communications; collecting and mailing correspondence; copying information. * Pay bills following an A/P schedule * Build presentations and spreadsheets for sales support * Maintains office schedule by picking-up and delivering items using automobile. * Serves customers by answering phones...
INTERESTED IN APPLYING, PLEASE E-MAIL OVER A MS WORD VERSION OF YOUR RESUME TO: ***** and subject OFFICE ASSISTANT / ADMINISTRATIVE ASSITANT This six month contract opportunity is a great way to get your foot in the door with a world class chemical company. Pay Rate is $14/hour. Clerical Duties Strong verbal and written communication skills. Strong organizational skills. Strong...
Company Confidential Queens, NY, 11419
We are a Queens law firm. We will be opening up a Bronx office in 2015. We seek an entry level legal assistant/office assistant to work in either the Queens or Bronx office. Training will be done in the Queens office. Some personal injury law office experience may be helpful; but we will train the right person. Brains and the willingness to work long and hard are preferred over experience. The ca...
We are looking for an Administrative Assistant/ Office Manager for our Los Angeles location. Responsibilities Include: Responsibility for the production of reporting packages to clients including; Distribution of daily, weekly, monthly KPI Preparation of monthly executive reports Administrative duties relating to system access Production of billing files & revenue projections Other reportin...
A global leader in hospitality and food service, Delaware North Companies, Inc. is one of the largest privately held companies in North America. The company has a strong reputation in its industries – hospitality, food service, travel and tourism, retail, gaming and entertainment- with more than 100 locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and England. Visit www.delawarenorth...
JOB TITLE: Assistant Ticket Office Manager Department: Stadium Reports To: Stadium Director POSITION SUMMARY: The Assistant Ticket Office Manager provides support to the Ticket Office Manager in the execution of his/her duties and supervises the activities of the Ticket Office when necessary. Accountability is to the Stadium Director. DUTIES: Audit tickets, data entry, sell tickets when neces...
Job Location Walnut Creek, CA Job Description Provides new business insurance application review and processing. Functional Responsibilities: Processes, tracks, and completes all new business administrative tasks for the agency. Processes new business applications for all lines of business, AOC transactions, and 10 day free looks. Tracks new business and orders and follows up on all new bus...
Spanish and English Fluent Applicants Only. Position Description: Primary functions will involve more traditional administrative/clerical duties including: answering the telephone, greeting visitors, word processing of documents, filing, typing, transcribing, maintaining calendars, copying, faxing, and basic clerical and administrative support. The Ideal Candidate Will Have the Following Skills...
FRONT DESK RECEPTIONIST / OFFICE ASSISTANT Part-Time Washington-Morgan Counties Community Action seeks a part-time Front Desk Receptionist / Office Assistant. The qualified individual will answer all calls to the main office of the Agency, greet clients as they enter, direct them to the appropriate parties based on needed services. Perform other general office duties as required and assigned....
Fast passed technology dealership needing an Administrative Office Assistant, Monday-Friday, 8 AM-5 PM. General office clerical duties will be performed. Will be assisting the Billing and Accounting department with entry level tasks and data entry. Posting blogs and special announcements on companies business social media sites. Serves customers by answering phones, answering questions and for...
Company Confidential Los Angeles, CA
Title: Office Manager/Administrative Assistant Leading Media Firm is seeking a polished, dynamic Office Manager/Administrative Assistant to support the Publisher and Editor. This firm’s boutique office provides the perfect setting for a goal-oriented “go-getter” to oversee fast-moving operations, streamline communications with high profile clients, coordinate calendars and schedules, process expe...

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