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Become A Coordinator Assistant

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Working As A Coordinator Assistant

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

  • Repetitive

  • $33,910

    Average Salary

What Does A Coordinator Assistant Do

A Coordinator Assistant is responsible for organizing corporate events and meetings, and planning business events. They are also responsible for maintaining records on event activities, progress, or status.

How To Become A Coordinator 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.


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.


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.


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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Coordinator Assistant Career Paths

Coordinator Assistant
Medical Assistant Office Manager
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Instructor Security Officer Night Auditor
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Coordinator Recruiter Operations Manager
Branch Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Specialist Operations Manager General Manager
Chief Executive Officer
8 Yearsyrs
Specialist Account Manager Operations Manager
Chief Operating Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Marketing Coordinator Account Executive Public Relations
Communications Director
7 Yearsyrs
Assistant Director Office Manager Human Resources Coordinator
Director Of Human Resources
10 Yearsyrs
Assistant Director General Manager Account Executive
Director Of Sales
10 Yearsyrs
Program Coordinator Program Manager General Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Instructor Trainer Kitchen Manager
Food And Beverage Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Event Coordinator Event Manager Marketing Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Senior Project Manager Senior Product Manager
Marketing Director
7 Yearsyrs
Case Manager Program Coordinator Program Manager
Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Medical Assistant Front Desk Coordinator
Office Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Case Manager Program Manager General Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Construction Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Marketing Coordinator Human Resources Coordinator Payroll Specialist
Payroll Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Program Coordinator Project Manager
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Coordinator Specialist Operations Manager
Property Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Event Coordinator Account Executive
Sales Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Coordinator Assistant Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Mandarin

  • Portuguese

  • Chinese

  • Italian

  • German

  • Korean

  • Russian

  • Arabic

  • Cantonese

  • Japanese

  • Hindi

  • Urdu

  • Vietnamese

  • Tagalog

  • Hebrew

  • Swedish

  • Swahili

  • Filipino

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Real Coordinator Assistant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Assistant Coordinator Strategic Writers Club, LLC Chino Hills, CA Apr 26, 2016 $45,802
Instructional Coordinators-Assistant In University of Florida Gainesville, FL Apr 27, 2009 $45,000
Assistant Coordinator Drexel University Philadelphia, PA Jun 14, 2011 $40,000
Assistant Coordinator of Development Resources Point Park University Pittsburgh, PA Jan 03, 2011 $39,757
Research Coordinator Assistant St. Luke's Episcopal Health System Houston, TX May 15, 2011 $39,432
Recruiting/Proposal Coordinator Assistant AMEX International, Inc. Washington, DC Jan 31, 2011 $35,896

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Top Skills for A Coordinator Assistant


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Top Coordinator Assistant Skills

  1. Data Entry
  2. Customer Service
  3. Safe Environment
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • create orders every day for new products being shipped out data entry answer phones, fill in warehouse to scan in merchandise
  • Provided excellent customer service to Sunnyvale residents.
  • Position: Room Coordinator/Assistant Maintain a clean and safe environment for children during their stay at our church.
  • Coordinated hospital admission to ensure accurate financial, biographical data and documentation is obtained and properly entered into the hospital records.
  • Maintained payroll documentation for expeditious and accurate payment.

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