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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Fort Walton Beach, 32549
Daily News Color.tif Admin/Clerical The Northwest Florida Daily News is looking for a full-time Receptionist/ Secretary The person in this postion must be organized, efficient, and able to deliver top-notch customer service. This associate works from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, operating the switchboard, answering all incoming calls to the Daily News, assisting callers and directing th...
Huntington, 25701
WVPCA Recruitment Coordinator: The WVPCA seeks an individual to provide recruitment support for all community health centers. The recruiter will establish stronger ties to state medical and allied health schools and recruit providers to work in health centers. An understanding of community health centers is an important aspect for this position. Submit resume to ***** by Wednesday, April...
FULL-TIME SECRETARY POSITION Must have good computer and organizational skills, work well with others, have a minimum high school education, 1 year of related work experience and need access to transportation. Pay DOE. Must pass background check and post–offer drug test. Apply at 1700 South Blvd. Conway, or email resume to *****...
Company Confidential YUBA CITY, CA, 95993
Office Assistant Answer phones, filing & other office duties. Email resume to: ***** ad placed through the Appeal-Democrat....
COORDINATOR, MEETINGS F/T. Work with meeting exhibitors and speakers. Non-profit international scientific and health policy society in Lawrenceville. BA/BS and knowledge of Microsoft Office required. Fax resume & cover letter to 609-586-4982 or email to *****. This listing brought to you by The Princeton Packet....
SECRETARY Large fast-paced mental health practice seeks full-time secretary with good people skills and ability to multi-task. Excellent phone etiquette, must be a team player. Evening hours and some Saturdays. Send resume to: 750 South Abbe Rd., Elyria, OH 44035. Fax: 440-323-5134 or email: ***** Click to apply at: http://www.psychandpsych.com...
A Garland, TX General Construction Contracting Company seeking a full time Administrative/Secretarial employee with at least 2 years of prior experience. Duties: Assisting with all aspects of administrative management, directory maintenance, logistics, supply inventory and storage Coordinating between departments and operating units in resolving day-to-day administrative and operational problems S...
MEDICAL SECRETARY PT, 30-32 hours/wk. Afternoon hours, start at noon. Multi-task person for fast paced office. Medical experience needed. Knowlege of GE Centricity software a plus. Call 978-922-1636 or fax resume to; 978-922-2269...
Job Description CHS has an exciting opportunity in our CHS Corporate Citizenship Group for an Administrative Assistant. This position will provide support for the Vice President Corporate Citizenship and staff in a team-focused environment. To be successful, you must be customer service focused, able to multi-task with a high degree of accuracy, detail oriented with excellent communication skills,...
Position Overview Are you outgoing and customer-focused? Do you enjoy working with the public? If you answered yes to these questions, working for a State Farm independent contractor agent may be the career for you! State Farm agents are entrepreneurs who market only State Farm insurance and financial service products. Responsibilities Provide prompt, accurate, and friendly customer service. Servi...
Job Description: The Regional Assistant will provide administrative support to the Regional Manager in plant and office operations for multiple facilities. The right candidate for the Regional Assistant position must have the following: Essential Functions 1. Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills. 2. Must be very organized and detail oriented. 3. Must be adaptable to changes in th...
Job Description: This Receptionist Position Features: ? Fun Working Environment ? Variety Of Duties ? Company Invested In Your Success ? Great Pay to $45K Terrific opportunity for a professional individual ready to move ahead in a great position with the potential to grow in the company. As a receptionist for this dynamic Business Services company, you will be the first face their clients see. Res...
Job Description: Wonderful opportunity for a Document Auditing Clerk. This position will be responsible for scanning paperwork as well as auditing documents. Need great attention to detail. Paperwork is DMV related, so any previous knowledge is a bonus. This position has tons of potential and offers great benefits! We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified can...
Job Description: JUST OPENED!! This Administrative Assistant will perform at the highest level of administrative work. This position requires a high level of confidentiality and is expected to exercise strong initiative and independent judgment in addition to a high degree of knowledge of the organization and programs under this organizations jurisdiction sufficient to plan, evaluate, coordinate a...
Serco Inc. is a leading provider of professional, technology and management services focused on the federal government. We advise, design, integrate and deliver solutions that transform how clients achieve their missions. Our customer-first approach, robust portfolio of services and global experience enable us to respond with solutions that achieve outcomes with value. Headquartered in Reston, VA,...
ENTRY LEVEL POSITION FOR OUR FRONT DESK, WE NEED SOMEONE TODAY! We Will Train! Excel is now hiring for a self-motivated, energetic individual to fill our front desk administrative/recruiter position! We are one of the leading full service promotional marketing firms in the Kansas City area and we specialize in event marketing for a variety of clients through targeted retail campaigns. We have rece...
Excel Management *This position is entry level and full time. Only candidates living in the KANSAS CITY area please apply. Who We Are: EXCEL is a KANSAS CITY based, competitive, rapidly expanding marketing and sales firm. We have laid out an aggressive expansion plan to expand into new markets in 2014 and need career-minded, competitive, team-oriented people to add to the team. What We Do: Here at...
F/T Office Manager Position Available for an Apparel Company. We have an opening for a dependable, detail oriented person to handle AP/AR accounts plus be able to multi task and take on new challenges as they are given. Computer knowledge a must, with experience using xcel and word. 2 Year work experience preferred. Please come down to our location to fill up an application....
Excel Management *This position is entry level and full time. Only candidates living in the KANSAS CITY area please apply. Who We Are: EXCEL is a KANSAS CITY based, competitive, rapidly expanding marketing and sales firm. We have laid out an aggressive expansion plan to expand into new markets in 2014 and need career-minded, competitive, team-oriented people to add to the team. What We Do: Here at...
Our client is seeking an Administrative Assistant in Santa Clara, California (CA). This role will provide general administrative support including meeting scheduling, calendar management, purchase order management, and other related administrative activities. Daily interaction with employees will be required. Description: Our clients' Hardware Engineering team is looking for an experienced, qualif...
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Size of Industry in 2006:
22,603,000
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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