Office aides take on administrative tasks in offices. Very much like secretaries, they maintain files, keep track of records, create meeting minutes, schedule meetings, and manage calendars. Making sure office supplies are always in stock is also their duty.
As an office aid, you may work in a variety of settings from governmental offices to schools, medical, and business institutions. The exact range of your responsibilities will vary depending on your employer. Filling this role in certain contexts you will need specialized education, like if you want to become an office aid at a legal firm, for instance.
You can get hired as an office aid with no more than a high school diploma, but there are vocational schools out there as well, offering training in office administration. Working in this position gives you an excellent chance to get an insight into business management or the base structure of other industries, so you can use it as a stepping stone for a more complex position.