Perform routine clerical and organizational tasks.
What does an Administrative Assistant do?
Administrative assistants, also known as secretaries or office clerks, support other staff and handle clerical assignments. They’re also responsible for creating spreadsheets, managing databases, and analyzing operating practices.
As an administrative assistant, you provide office services and administrative support that require the monitoring and implementation of projects, systems, policies, and procedures. You are required to maintain workflow and develop procedures for reporting. Administrative assistants also provide solutions by analyzing data, preparing reports, and identifying key solutions to any arising matters.
Administrative writing skills come in handy in this position since you compose emails, newsletters, and other materials. You exhibit a high level of professionalism as well as the capability to solve problems. Attention to detail is necessary as you schedule appointments and meetings, as well as make travel arrangements for employees. Using relevant software, you produce presentations, reports, and documents for staff.
Administrative assistants are proficient in Microsoft Office software such as Word and PowerPoint. You should also possess good communication, organization, and problem-solving skills. A college degree may not be necessary for this position.