Administrative Assistant Job Openings In Torrance, CA - 537 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $37,357

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    Administrative Assistant

    Officeteam
    Torrance, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,357

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    Administrative Assistant II

    UCLA Health Candidate Self-Service
    Torrance, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,357

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    Administrative Assistant I (8002124)

    Avacend's Consulting & Staffing
    Torrance, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,357

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    Administrative Assistant III

    UCLA Health Candidate Self-Service
    Torrance, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,357

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    Administrative Assistant Torrance, CA

    DSA International
    Torrance, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,357

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    Administrative Assistant - NYX Professional Makeup

    L'Oreal
    Torrance, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,357

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    Immediate Need for an Administrative Assistant

    Broadway Glass & Mirror
    Torrance, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $33,910

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    Accounting & Administrative Assistant - Entry Level

    Electronics Manufacturer
    Torrance, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $38,338

    Office Coordinator

    Helpmates Companies
    Torrance, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $64,988

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    Sales Assistant

    Robert Half
    Torrance, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $64,988

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    Sales Assistant

    Robert Half
    Torrance, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $64,988

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    Sales Assistant

    Officeteam
    Torrance, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $62,331

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    Production Engineering

    DSA International
    Torrance, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $32,820

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    Seasonal General Office Assistant

    First American Careers
    Torrance, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $38,240

    Office Assistant- Part Time- Up to $18 per hour - Immediate Need to Hire!!

    Appleone
    Torrance, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $72,000

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    Hr Administrative Japan

    Major International Trading Company
    Torrance, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,566

    Administrative Assistant - Orthopaedic Clinic - Full Time 8 Hour Days

    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,566

    Administrative Assistant

    Robert Half
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,636

    Construction Administrative Assistant

    Robert Half
    Santa Fe Springs, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $36,400

    Administrative Assistant

    Robert Half
    Irvine, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,315

    Administrative Assistant I

    Kforce
    Aliso Viejo, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $34,445

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    Administrative Assistant

    Robert Half
    Glendale, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,315

    Administrative Assistant

    Kforce
    Aliso Viejo, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,566

    Administrative Assistant

    Robert Half
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,357

    Administrative Assistant

    Robert Half
    Pasadena, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,566

    Clinical Training Administrative Assistant

    Center for Autism and Related Disorders
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,357

    Administrative Assistant

    Collabera
    Long Beach, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,357

    Administrative Assistant

    Robert Half
    East Los Angeles, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $36,400

    Administrative Assistant

    Robert Half
    Irvine, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,315

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    Administrative Assistant

    Robert Half
    Laguna Niguel, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,315

    Administrative Assistant

    Robert Half
    Cypress, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,566

    Administrative Assistant

    Robert Half
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,357

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    Administrative Assistant II

    Collabera
    Long Beach, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,357

    Administrative Assistant

    Robert Half
    Industry, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,566

    Administrative Assistant

    Robert Half
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,566

    Administrative Assistant

    Cedars-Sinai
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,566

    Administrative Assistant - 3+ Years Experience

    Langan Engineering, Environmental, Surveying and Landscape Architecture, D.P.C.
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,357

    Admin Assistant I, Special Events - Motion Picture Group

    Sony Pictures Entertainment
    Culver City, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $39,177

    Marketing Administrative Assistant

    Reborn Cabinets Inc.
    Anaheim, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,357

    Administrative Assistant

    Hikvision USA Inc.
    Industry, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,566

    Administrative Assistant

    Amgadization
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,566

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    Administrative Japanese

    SMBC
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,357

    Administrative Assistant - HQ Operations

    Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
    Pasadena, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,315

    Administrative Assistant

    WS Packaging Group, Inc.
    Fullerton, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,566

    Administrative Assistant

    Kforce
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,566

    Administrative Assistant

    Hines
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,566

    Administrative Assistant 2

    PDS Tech Inc.
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $39,520

    Administrative Assistant (2)

    Anka Behavioral Health, Inc.
    Burbank, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,636

    Administrative Assistant

    Intertek
    Santa Fe Springs, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,315

    Nursing Admin Assistant FT Days

    Tenet Healthcare
    Fountain Valley, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,357

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    Administrative Assistant - Manufacturing

    Siemens
    Pomona, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,315

    Marketing Administrative Assistant

    Kelly Services
    Lake Forest, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $39,177

    Administrative Assistant 2

    PDS Tech Inc.
    Anaheim, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $43,566

    Administrative Assistant

    Transportation Security Administration
    Ontario, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,566

    Administrative Assistant

    Randstad
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,315

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    Administrative Assistant

    Rite-Hite
    Yorba Linda, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $36,400

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    Administrative Assistant

    Advantech
    Irvine, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,357

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    Administrative Assistant

    Collabera
    Long Beach, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,357

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    Administrative Assistant II

    UCLA Health Candidate Self-Service
    Westlake Village, CA
  • Estimated Salary

    $37,566

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    Administrative Assistant, Drama Development

    CBS Corporation
    Los Angeles, CA

Administrative Assistant Jobs

average

$37,357

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

What does an Administrative Assistant 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

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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Real Administrative Assistant Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Assistant Administrator Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD Jun 01, 2015 $100,000
Assistant Administrator Miracle Home Health Care, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Nov 13, 2015 $89,482
Administrative Assistant Thomas S. Kaplan D/B/A Domestco LLC New York, NY Oct 28, 2015 $80,000
Administrative Assistant Kimtre Corp Fort Lee, NJ Dec 27, 2016 $79,061
Administrative Assistant Thomas S. Kaplan D/B/A Domestco LLC New York, NY Jul 06, 2016 $74,402
Assistant Administrator Kenwood Care Corporation Laurel, MD Sep 01, 2015 $74,005
Administrative Assistant Farhad Kazemzadeh Pacifica, CA Aug 25, 2015 $73,923
Administrative Assistant Kamerycah, Inc. Torrance, CA May 17, 2016 $68,557
Administrative Assistant/Arabic Speaking Law Office of George J Shalhoub CA May 19, 2016 $68,557
Administrative Assistant Westside Electric Wholesale Inc. Los Angeles, CA Mar 16, 2016 $67,142

Top Skills for a Administrative Assistant

Know what it takes to get the job done

OutgoingCorrespondenceDataEntryCustomerServicePayrollDatabaseManagementFinancialStatementsPhoneCallsPurchaseOrdersOfficeEquipmentSchedulingAppointmentsWordProcessingSpecialProjectsSafetyFrontDeskInternetTemporarySchedulingMeetingsHRResourceSort

Top Administrative Assistant Skills

You can also stand out to potential employers by including the following skills on your resume:
  1. Outgoing Correspondence
  2. Data Entry
  3. Customer Service
Here are actual snippets of how candidates used top skills in their job applications:
  • Handled incoming and outgoing correspondence, including mail, email and faxes.
  • Ensured data integrity by clarifying data entry requirements.
  • Audited daily sales report and maintained data records of customer service comments and complaints.
  • Supported sales manager with advertising, various human resources such as medical claims, benefits, and payroll.
  • Edited documents for FAA subcontractor, tracked approved data, and database management.

Scheduling Appointments, Word Processing, Data Entry, HR, Scheduling Meetings, Outgoing Correspondence, Safety, Internet, Resource, Phone Calls, Special Projects, Office Equipment, Sort, Front Desk, Temporary, Payroll, Database Management, Purchase Orders, Financial Statements, Customer Service

Top Administrative Assistant Employers

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Top 10 Administrative Assistant Employers

Office Team hires heavily for Administrative Assistant positions -- they have hired the highest amount of Administrative Assistant candidates in recent years.

Overall, 10 firms have active listings for Administrative Assistant.

Office Team, Kelly Services, Randstad, Adecco, Robert Half International, United Parcel Service, Manpower, Dick's Sporting Goods, Aerotek, Appleone

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