An office associate is responsible for handling incoming calls and managing filing systems. They record information and greet clients and visitors as needed. Updating paperwork, maintaining documents and word processing, and helping organize and maintain common office areas are part of their jurisdiction. They also perform general office clerk duties and errands, organizing travel by booking accommodations and reservations as required and coordinating events as necessary.
They maintain supply inventory and office equipment as needed, aid with client reception as needed, work as a virtual assistant, and creating, maintaining, and entering information into databases. Some coveted skills include; ability to write clearly and help with word processing when necessary, have a warm personality with good communication skills, and have the ability to work well under limited supervision.
They need a high school diploma or GED with relevant experience or an associate's degree. They typically earn $39,492 per year, which translates to $18.99 per hour. This job is in decline, dropping by 4%, and will lose 110,600 jobs by 2028.