What Administrative Assistants Do
Administrative assistants perform clerical and administrative duties. They organize files, prepare documents, schedule appointments, and support other staff.
How to Become a Secretary or Administrative Assistant
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.
Pay - Job Outlook
The median annual wage for secretaries and administrative assistants was $36,500 in May 2015. Employment of secretaries and administrative assistants is projected to grow 3 percent from 2014 to 2024.