Secretaries, administrative assistants, and office clerks are employed in organizations of every type. Around 90 percent are employed in service-providing industries, ranging from education and healthcare to government and retail trade. Some also work for firms engaged in manufacturing or construction.
When you are job hunting, try these position titles:
Administrative Assistant, Administrative Associate, Administrative Secretary, Administrative Coordinator, Executive Secretary, Executive Assistant, Secretary, Clerk Typist, Office Manager Assistant, General Office Clerk.
Or one of these entry level position titles:
Receptionist, Information Clerk, Clerical Assistant, Office Clerk, Office Assistant, Customer Service Representative, Filing Clerk.
A day in the life of an Administrative Office Professional:
ONet Online states that some of the tasks that are performed in this field are: using computer programs, answering telephones and greeting customers, maintain databases, setup and manage electronic filing systems, operate office equipment, maintain schedules and calendars, complete forms, schedule appointments and make copies.
The Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) reports the statewide average annual income for a secretary or administrative assistant is $43,257 and the entry level hourly rate is $14.41. Employment in this occupation is expected to grow slower than average, but the number of annual openings will offer excellent job opportunities. The CTDOL projects an average of 418 annual job openings through 2024.