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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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Job Description: Are you an expert in MS Office? Are you incredibly organized and have a great attitude? We need you! Company in Carpinteria is in search for a senior administrative assistant with at least 3-5 years of experience in an office environment. The ideal candidate will have advanced MS office skills and be able to type at least 60wpm. Must be able to handle a fast paced environment, hav...
Job Description: Non Profit Organization in the Santa Barbara area is looking for a part time Administrative Assistant to work Monday through Friday approximately 25-30 hrs per week. Job Responsibilities: *Answering main phone line & routing calls *Assist with fund-raising projects *Email correspondents with internal staff members and donors *Mail merging Qualifications: *Proficiency with Microsof...
Job Description: Come work for a company that has the leading edge in the Construction field. This contemporary office is looking for a great first impression front office coordinator. Looking for someone that has an upbeat personality, lots of energy and great customer service skills. Your responsibilities will include answering phones, screen and direct calls. Take and relay messages. Greet peop...
Job Description: This Receptionist Position Features: ? Long Term Position ? Fast Pace ? Professional Team ? Great Pay to $22K Immediate need for receptionist seeking a long-term position who enjoys working in a fast paced environment with a professional team. Friendly demeanor, great phone skills and attention to detail will be keys to success with this dynamic, stable organization. Will be respo...
Job Description: This Administrative Assistant Position Features: ? Great Benefits ? Excellent Location ? Opportunity for Growth Looking for a personable and professional Administrative Assistant for The Greater San Diego area. Successful candidates will possess exceptional attention to detail, as well as a strong command of the English language with emphasis on writing, grammar, and punctuation....
Job Description: Construction companies in Poway are looking for administrative assistant to handle inventory control, order entry and other administrative tasks. If you enjoy providing quality customer service skills and to ability multi-task and take on new projects then this is the opportunity for you. Qualified candidates must have strong attention to detail, strong MS Excel skills and 3+ year...
Job Description: Growing company in San Diego is looking for a strong assistant for their sales team. You would be responsible for supporting the Sales Operation team with agreement processing and new customer on-boarding. You would also assist with processing orders, pre and post sales support and fulfillments. Candidates must have strong excel skills for reporting. Experience with Saleforce.com...
Job Description: This Receptionist Position Features: ? Opportunity For Advancement ? Professional Environment ? Variety Of Duties ? Great Pay to $45K Immediate need for a Receptionist seeking opportunity for advancement, professional environment and variety of duties. Outgoing personality, great communication and highly organized will be keys to success in this dynamic organization. Receptionist...
Job Description: Office Assistant - A/R Specialization Seeking qualified candidates with collection call center experience, general office and data entry, close attention to detail for proofing and order processing, A/R, as well as the ability to file and answer the phone. We will cross-train the candidate to fill any and all of the front office duties as needed. We do need someone who is not afra...
Looking for a foot in the door at a great company? Grace Living Centers is immediately seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant who can work a flexible schedule of 20 hours per week. In this position, you will perform a variety of clerical and customer service tasks as assigned. The successful candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Office, have strong customer service skills and be a self-s...
Make Your Move. Achieve More. XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) is a passionate provider of transportation logistics services, and one of the fastest growing companies of its kind in North America. We hold leading positions in freight brokerage, intermodal, last-mile logistics and expedited transportation, with growing services in managed transportation, freight forwarding and less-than-truckload br...
Executive Assistant - Editorial As the executive assistant of the Chronicle’s newsroom, you will play a vital role in supporting the San Francisco Chronicle, the Bay Area’s leading media company. You will work closely with the company’s top editors, helping to facilitate opportunities for the newsroom to reach influential news makers and readers. What will you do? Arrange and schedule meetings for...
Company Confidential Altadena, CA, 91001
We are seeking a bright, self-motivated, reliable person to join our team full time in the position of Administrative Assistant. The candidate must have well rounded experience in a variety of administrative duties and be flexible and open to a wide range of tasks. Standard work week would be Monday through Friday 8-4:30. Duties/Responsibilities: Receive, process, allocate, verify & reconcile vend...
Company Confidential Cincinnati, OH, 45201
Summary Responsible for providingbilingual Japanese-English interpretation and customer service for all personal line policy requests including, inquiries from agents and insureds, coverage consultation, risk management and assisting in resolution of service issues to ensure excellent customer service. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 1. Pr...
TITLE: Administrative Assistant – Los Padres REPORTS TO: Partner, Los Padres Berry Farm LOCATION: Santa Maria, CA CLASSIFICATION: Temp, Part-time to Full-time POSITION PURPOSE: Reiter Affiliated Companies (RAC), an international berry company, is seeking a dynamic individual to join our Santa Maria District. We currently have a career opportunity available for an Admin Assistant. The position will...
General Clerk Be a key contributor to the Chronicle’s customer-facing technology development and deployment. What will you do? Monitor and oversee Home Delivery Router data Create routes and accounts in Circulation system Process draw changes and trucking changes Process daily Third Party distribution transaction reports: route subscribers, correct addresses, verify deliverability, correspond chan...
We are seeking a high energy experienced Receptionist for a fast paced corporate office. Must have a minimum of 3 years CORPORATE experience. Candidates must be experienced greeting visitors, handling an extremely high call volume and directing calls to appropriate personnel. Must be able to multi-task. Must be available to interview and start immediately....
The West Valley Staffing Group Recruitment team is currently seeking a Data Entry Clerk for our client in Salt Lake City, UT. THIS IS A TEMPORARY CONTRACT POSITION. Our client is a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, from research and development, product design and manufacturing to branding and distribution for OEM and retail channels. The Data Entry Clerk will be responsible for, bu...
BEST OPPORTUNITY IN TENNESSEE! Work in a FAST paced, FUN work environment with Tennessee's #1 Pest and Termite company providing much needed protection for homeowners and families all over Middle Tennessee. POSITION: Customer Service Professional for full-time permanent position in Hendersonville. BENEFITS: Lots of benefits including health insurance, Top Notch Training, 401K, dental and vision in...
Job Summary: The administrative assistant is responsible for answering all incoming calls, greeting visitors and assisting the finance and administrative areas with processing construction liens, accounts receivable and incoming checks. Other duties include, service coordination, processing mail and filing. Must work with all RFI team members to provide quality service to employees and customers....

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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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