Overview

 

What You Will Be Doing

Secretaries and administrative assistants perform routine clerical and administrative duties. They organize files, prepare documents, schedule appointments, and support other staff.

Duties

Secretaries and administrative assistants typically do the following:

  • Answer telephones and take messages or transfer calls
  • Schedule appointments and update event calendars
  • Arrange staff meetings
  • Handle incoming and outgoing mail and faxes
  • Prepare memos, invoices, or other reports
  • Edit documents
  • Maintain databases and filing systems, whether electronic or paper
  • Perform basic bookkeeping

Secretaries and administrative assistants perform a variety of clerical and administrative duties that are necessary to run an organization efficiently. They use computer software to create spreadsheets; manage databases; and prepare presentations, reports, and documents. They also may negotiate with vendors, buy supplies, and manage stockrooms or corporate libraries. Secretaries and administrative assistants also use videoconferencing, fax, and other office equipment. Specific job duties vary by experience, job title, and specialty.

Qualifications Needed 

 

What You Can Earn

 

What You Can Charge

 

Startup Cost

 

What You Need to Succeed

 

Marketing Advice

 

Other Services You Can Offer

 

Equipment Needed

 

Staff Needed

 

Where to Begin

 
 

Books/Magazines/Periodicals

 
 

 Education/Courses/Training/Videos

 
 

Social Media

Blogs/Forums

 

Facebook

 

Flickr

 

Google+

 

Instagram

 

KIK

 

LinkedIn

 

Medium

 

Periscope

 

Pinterest

 

Reddit

 

Shots

 

Snapchat

 

SoundCloud

 

Swam by Foursquare

 

Tinder

 

Tumblr

 

Twitter

 

YouTube

 

WhatsApp

 

Words to Know

 
 

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