If you're looking for a position that may bring you teamwork, raising salaries, an opportunity to work with a variety of people, and building relationships with several different people, then look no further than the role of a department assistant. Department assistant is the job that comes along with low-stress level, variability, excitement, work-life balance, and solid prospects to get promotion and earn higher salaries.
Not only that, but a role as a department assistant brings you an incredible opportunity to learn in the real-world work environment. Working as a department assistant, generally, you may provide secretarial and administrative support to the entire department or company. Your job duties may vary widely, not just from job to job, but from day to day at the same position.
However, on any given day, you may perform various tasks, such as organizing and maintaining files, greeting visitors, scheduling meetings, conferences, and events, and dealing with people from a wide variety of levels, from clients to management and even corporate CEOs. Typically, you'll work full-time in an office-based environment. Part-time work or flexible hours may happen too.
To get the role of department assistant, most commonly, you'll need a high school diploma or GED. However, earning a bachelor's degree or an associate degree in public, business administration, or a related field may give you an edge. Prior work experience in accounting, office administration, or a related field may be a big plus for your resume. To be successful as a department assistant, you must have solid organizational and multitasking skills, good knowledge of computer work, and an ability to work in a team.
Becoming a department assistant, you may find a job in just about every industry, including medical offices, law offices, government offices, manufacturing companies, or even in small private office settings. While working as a departmental assistant, you may get a median annual salary of $32,224 along with dental and medical coverages as part of your benefits package.
Besides all the compensation benefits, a career as a department assistant may bring you rewarding advancement opportunities. Your extensive experience, advanced knowledge, and expertise in administration may promote you to a position of senior department assistant or even higher-level management.