Office Assistant Jobs

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...
Company Confidential Wilmington, DE
Administrative Assistant is needed for an established wholesaler servicing the State of Delaware. Duties include, but aren't limited to: scheduling, travel arrangements, emails, organization, dictation and meeting notes, and benefit invoice review. This position will also assist the Office Manager. An ideal candidate will be detail oriented, organized, proficient in MS programs, and able to multi...
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 Buffalo Grove, IL, 60089
Company Description: We are Top1 LED displays manufacturer in China and Top2 LED displays manufacturer in the world with many branches all over the world. With the success of many large projects in the US, we are expanding to North America Market. We invite you to join our US team and offer you the great opportunity for career development. Our Strength: Founded in 1995 with over 100,000squm of ...
Youngsoft is one of the fastest growing companies based out of Wixom Michigan providing IT services to various clients across the USA. Currently we have a "Office Services Coordinator / Office Assistant" position at one of our client locations. This is a contract to hire position. The role of the Office Services Coordinator is responsible for: • Event coordination and support for internal and ...
Youngsoft is one of the fastest growing companies based out of Wixom Michigan providing IT services to various clients across the USA. Currently we have a "Office Services Coordinator " position at one of our client locations. This is a contract to hire position • Event coordination and support for internal and external customer meetings. Includes conference/training room and resource schedulin...
AcroSports Kid Center is growing!! We are opening a second location in League City, TX and hiring for a FULL TIME Office Assistant/Front Office Receptionist. This will be an incredibly high paced high energy position!!! We are looking for a long term employee who wants to grow along with our company! Proudly serving our community since 1984 (30 years). As Office Assistant/Front Office Receptionis...
Job Description: Looking for an Administrative Assistant/Office Manager to support up to 6 executives, assist with social media, coordinate office events, manage calendar and expenses, schedule appointments and coordinate travel arrangements. Must be proficient in MS Outlook, Excel and Word. PowerPoint a plus. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candida...
U.W. Marx, one of the Capital District’s largest construction managers and general contractors, is seeking a full-time office assistant to work in our fast paced and challenging environment at the home office in Troy, NY. The selected candidate will perform various office duties including, but not limited to, telephone calls, word processing, copying, faxing, filing, and document preparation. Qual...
Manpower Associate will be working at the front desk greeting customers (typically, patients related to the need for prosthetics/orthotics), answering the phone, verifying patient insurance and billing, and assisting with shipping/receiving. Office can be very fast-paced, as well as slow at times, but Associate must be adept at multi-tasking, very organized and detail oriented. Work Hours: Mon-Fr...
Description Spring Klein Medical Associates 23221 aldine Westfield 200 Spring, TX 77373 Provides caring and compassionate direct care in a clinic setting under the direction of a physician. Assists medical providers-and maintains a clean and safe environment in accordance with the practice policies and procedure. Assists in the assessment of patient needs . Expected to cover the front desk ...
Description Spring Klein Medical Associates 23221 aldine Westfield 200 Spring, TX 77373 Provides caring and compassionate direct care in a clinic setting under the direction of a physician. Assists medical providers-and maintains a clean and safe environment in accordance with the practice policies and procedure. Assists in the assessment of patient needs . Expected to cover the front desk ...
Description Family Practice 8111 Cypresswood DR 103 Spring, TX 77379 Provides caring and compassionate direct care in a clinic setting under the direction of a physician. Assists medical providers-and maintains a clean and safe environment in accordance with the practice policies and procedure. Assists in the assessment of patient needs . Expected to cover the front desk as needed. Prepare...
Description Spring Klein Family Medicine 4002 Louetta Road Spring, TX 77388 Provides caring and compassionate direct care in a clinic setting under the direction of a physician. Assists medical providers-and maintains a clean and safe environment in accordance with the practice policies and procedure. Assists in the assessment of patient needs . Expected to cover the front desk as needed. ...
Description Cypress Creek ENT 17030 Nanes Dr 105 Houston, TX 77090 Provides caring and compassionate direct care in a clinic setting under the direction of a physician. Assists medical providers-and maintains a clean and safe environment in accordance with the practice policies and procedure. Assists in the assessment of patient needs . Expected to cover the front desk as needed. Prepares ...
Description Lakewood Pediatric Clinic 6301 Gaston Ave, Dallas, TX 75214 Identifies and greets patients, escorts patient to exam room, identifies purpose of visit, prepares patient for exam by weighing patient, taking vital signs, and obtaining other appropriate data. Assists providers and nurses with minor medical procedures. May draw blood. Duties: Scheduling patient appointments in a Pediat...
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. ...
Company Confidential Canton, OH, 44706
Local, small business hiring an experienced, Office Assistant/Bookkeeper that will enjoy working on a small team. Full time position with hours Monday – Friday 7am-4pm. Responsibilities include answering phones, payables, receivables, invoicing, time-sheets, collections, permits, working with dispatch to schedule jobs and other various office duties. Looking for a candidate that has the ability...
Foremost Farms USA is one of the largest cheese producers in the world and produces nearly 500 million pounds of cheese annually. We are seeking a Plant Office Associate - Warehouse at our facility in Rothschild, Wisconsin. This plant adds value to the whey solids that remain after the cheese make process by turning them into ingredients for feed, candy, infant formulas and pharmaceuticals. Quali...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77054
Media Production Company, near NRG Stadium, is currently seeking for an Office P.A. to greet clients, handle phones and assist production. The Office P.A. is the central point of contact for our staff, and our clients. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills and a strong sense for attention to detail. Job Responsibilities: Answ...

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Office Assistant

Salaries

$16,640.00 - $37,440.00
Typical Salary for Office Assistant
(1277 Respondents)
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Education / Training

Some College Coursework Completed
33.9%
Bachelor's
29.3%
Associates
14%
High School
12.6%
Certification
3.2%
Master's
2.8%
Vocational
2.7%
(1111 Respondents)
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