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Working As An Administrative Assistant/Technical

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Performing Administrative Activities
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $35,000

    Average Salary

What Does An Administrative Assistant/Technical Do

Secretaries and administrative assistants perform routine clerical and administrative duties. They organize files, prepare documents, schedule appointments, and support other staff.

Duties

Secretaries and administrative assistants typically do the following:

  • Answer telephones and take messages or transfer calls
  • Schedule appointments and update event calendars
  • Arrange staff meetings
  • Handle incoming and outgoing mail and faxes
  • Prepare memos, invoices, or other reports
  • Edit documents
  • Maintain databases and filing systems, whether electronic or paper
  • Perform basic bookkeeping

Secretaries and administrative assistants perform a variety of clerical and administrative duties that are necessary to run an organization efficiently. They use computer software to create spreadsheets; manage databases; and prepare presentations, reports, and documents. They also may negotiate with vendors, buy supplies, and manage stockrooms or corporate libraries. Secretaries and administrative assistants also use videoconferencing, fax, and other office equipment. Specific job duties vary by experience, job title, and specialty.

Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants provide high-level administrative support for an office and for top executives of an organization. They often handle more complex responsibilities, such as reviewing incoming documents, conducting research, and preparing reports. Some also supervise clerical staff.

Legal secretaries perform work requiring knowledge of legal terminology and procedures. They prepare legal documents, such as summonses, complaints, motions, and subpoenas under the supervision of an attorney or a paralegal. They also review legal journals and help with legal research—for example, by verifying quotes and citations in legal briefs.

Medical secretaries transcribe dictation and prepare reports or articles for physicians or medical scientists. They also take simple medical histories of patients, arrange for patients to be hospitalized, or process insurance payments. Medical secretaries need to be familiar with medical terminology and codes, medical records, and hospital or laboratory procedures.

Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive is the largest subcategory of secretaries and administrative assistants. They handle an office’s administrative activities in almost every sector of the economy, including schools, government, and private corporations. For example, secretaries in schools are often responsible for handling most of the communications among parents, students, the community, teachers, and school administrators. They schedule appointments, receive visitors, and keep track of students’ records.

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How To Become An Administrative Assistant/Technical

High school graduates who have experience using computer software applications, such as word processing and spreadsheets, usually qualify for entry-level positions. Although most secretaries learn their job in several weeks, many legal and medical secretaries require additional training to learn industry-specific terminology. Executive secretaries usually need several years of related work experience.

Education

High school graduates can take courses in word processing and office procedures at technical schools or community colleges. Some temporary placement agencies also provide training in word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.

Some medical and legal secretaries learn industry-specific terminology and practices by attending courses offered at community colleges or technical schools. For executive secretary positions, employers increasingly prefer to hire those who have taken some college courses or have a bachelor’s degree.

Training

Secretaries and administrative assistants typically learn their skills through short-term on-the-job training, usually lasting a few weeks. During this time they learn about administrative procedures, including how to prepare documents. Medical and legal secretaries’ training may last several months as they learn industry-specific terminology and practices.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Executive secretaries can gain experience by working in administrative positions that have less challenging responsibilities. Many secretaries and administrative assistants advance to higher level administrative positions.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Although not required, certification can demonstrate competency to employers.

The International Association of Administrative Professionals offers the Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) certification. Candidates must have a minimum of 2 to 4 years of administrative work experience, depending on their level of education, and pass an examination.

Legal secretaries have several certification options. For example, those with 1 year of general office experience, or who have completed an approved training course, can acquire the Accredited Legal Professional (ALP) certification through a testing process administered by NALS (previously known as National Association of Legal Secretaries). NALS also offers the Professional Legal Secretary (PLS) certification, considered to be an advanced certification for legal support professionals.

The Certified Legal Secretary Specialist (CLSS) certification is conferred by Legal Secretaries International in areas such as intellectual property, criminal law, civil litigation, probate, and business law. Candidates typically need to have 5 years of legal experience and pass an examination to become certified.

Advancement

Secretaries and administrative assistants generally advance to other administrative positions with more responsibilities, such as office supervisor, office manager, or executive secretary.

With additional training, many legal secretaries become paralegals or legal assistants.

Important Qualities

Integrity. Many secretaries and administrative assistants are trusted to handle sensitive information. For example, medical secretaries collect patient data that is required, by law, to be kept confidential in order to protect patient privacy.

Interpersonal skills. Secretaries and administrative assistants interact with clients, customers, or staff. They should communicate effectively and be courteous when interacting with others to create a positive work environment and client experience.

Organizational skills. Secretaries and administrative assistants keep files, folders, and schedules in proper order so an office can run efficiently.

Writing skills. Secretaries and administrative assistants write memos and emails when communicating with managers, employees, and customers. Therefore, they must have good grammar, ensure accuracy, and maintain a professional tone.

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Accounting Manager
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Office Assistant Executive Assistant
Senior Administrative Assistant
7 Yearsyrs
Office Assistant Legal Assistant Executive Assistant
Senior Executive Assistant
8 Yearsyrs
Executive Assistant Office Manager
Practice Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Medical Assistant Specialist Account Executive
Sales Account Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Medical Assistant Specialist Consultant
Information Technology Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Medical Assistant Patient Care Coordinator Office Manager
Business Office Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Office Administrator Accounts Payable Clerk Accountant
Accountant And Office Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Office Administrator Administrator Office Manager
Administrative Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Office Administrator Administrator Assistant Manager
Center Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Team Leader General Manager
Chief Operating Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Team Leader Manager
Assistant Vice President
7 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Team Leader Account Manager
Client Services Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Legal Assistant Specialist Accountant
Accounts Payable Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Legal Assistant Administrator Supervisor
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Project Coordinator Project Leader Director
Administrative Director
8 Yearsyrs
Project Coordinator Consultant Program Manager
Associate Director
8 Yearsyrs
Project Coordinator Consultant Senior Accountant
Accounts Receivable Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Secretary Human Resources Assistant Human Resources Generalist
Office Manager Of Human Resources
6 Yearsyrs
Secretary Licensed Practical Nurse Registered Nurse Supervisor
Administrative Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Top Careers Before Administrative Assistant/Technical
Cashier 5.9%
Secretary 4.6%
Internship 3.8%
Volunteer 2.2%
Assistant 2.0%
Manager 1.9%
Server 1.7%
Top Careers After Administrative Assistant/Technical
Cashier 4.4%
Internship 2.4%
Secretary 2.0%
Volunteer 1.9%
Owner 1.8%

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Average Yearly Salary
$35,000
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$20,000
Min 10%
$35,000
Median 50%
$35,000
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Median 50%
$35,000
Median 50%
$35,000
Median 50%
$35,000
Median 50%
$62,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Apple
Highest Paying City
Bethesda, MD
Highest Paying State
District of Columbia
Avg Experience Level
3.4 years
How much does an Administrative Assistant/Technical make at top companies?
The national average salary for an Administrative Assistant/Technical in the United States is $36,033 per year or $17 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $20,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $62,000.

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Top Skills for An Administrative Assistant/Technical

  1. Database
  2. Data Entry
  3. Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Organized and prepared various consortia correspondences for archiving in the document management system database.
  • Performed administrative support, including scheduling, data entry and maintaining filing systems.
  • Provided administrative support to client administrators and interacted with customer service supervisor to resolve escalating issues.
  • Directed customers to appropriate personnel for assistance.
  • Coordinated inventory orders, office supplies, * Maintained an alphabetical and chronological filing system.

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  2. Maryland
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  4. Virginia
  5. Connecticut
  6. Pennsylvania
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Administrative Assistant/Technical Demographics

Gender

Female

73.0%

Male

17.8%

Unknown

9.2%
Ethnicity

White

61.1%

Hispanic or Latino

16.6%

Black or African American

12.0%

Asian

6.7%

Unknown

3.7%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

61.1%

French

9.0%

Arabic

4.5%

Portuguese

4.1%

Russian

3.3%

German

3.3%

Japanese

3.3%

Italian

1.6%

Hindi

1.2%

Greek

1.2%

Chinese

1.2%

Swedish

0.8%

Vietnamese

0.8%

Mandarin

0.8%

Ukrainian

0.8%

Armenian

0.8%

Polish

0.8%

Marshallese

0.4%

Marathi

0.4%

Lakota

0.4%
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Administrative Assistant/Technical Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

28.8%

Strayer University

6.7%

Kaplan University

6.3%

Ashford University

5.6%

Houston Community College

5.4%

Northern Virginia Community College

4.6%

University of Maryland - University College

4.2%

University of Houston

3.6%

The Academy

3.6%

George Mason University

3.6%

Southern New Hampshire University

3.4%

Michigan State University

3.2%

University of Texas at Arlington

3.2%

Virginia Commonwealth University

2.8%

Liberty University

2.8%

Capella University

2.6%

Ohio State University

2.6%

Texas State University

2.6%

Old Dominion University

2.6%

Temple University

2.2%
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Majors

Business

31.2%

Psychology

6.1%

Health Care Administration

6.0%

Accounting

5.1%

Nursing

4.4%

Medical Assisting Services

4.1%

Computer Science

3.9%

Management

3.9%

Criminal Justice

3.9%

Communication

3.3%

Information Technology

3.3%

English

3.2%

Liberal Arts

3.1%

Computer Information Systems

3.1%

Human Resources Management

2.9%

Legal Support Services

2.7%

Education

2.6%

General Studies

2.4%

Biology

2.4%

Secretarial And Administrative Science

2.3%
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Degrees

Bachelors

34.7%

Other

28.7%

Associate

16.7%

Masters

9.2%

Certificate

7.2%

Diploma

2.2%

Doctorate

0.7%

License

0.6%
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