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Executive Assistant Careers

Average Annual Salary for Executive Assistant:

Median annual earnings of executive secretaries were $44,000 in May 2004

Necessary Education for a Executive Assistant Career:

As office automation continues to evolve, retraining and continuing education will remain integral parts of secretarial jobs. Secretaries and Executive Assistants acquire skills in various ways, however the fastest route is obtaining a MBA degree»» or by graduating with a degree in Executive Assistance»» training.

What is an Executive Assistant in a nutshell?

Executive Assistants coordinate and oversee the administrative functions and details necessary to support executive level officers and other personnel.

Types of Executive Assistant jobs:

  • Court / Municipal - License Clerks
  • Legal Secretaries
  • Management Analysts
  • Procurement Clerks
  • Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
  • Executive Secretaries

Executive Assistant Skills & Responsibilities:

Executive Assistants are responsible for activities such the scheduling, planning, and organizing of meetings, events and travel. Their responsibilities will also include preparing and editing documents, reports and presentations, establishing and maintaining critical database information, and ensuring the effective and professional handling of incoming and outgoing correspondence and telephone calls.

  • Basic Computer Hardware
  • Basic Internet/Web Skills
  • Data Management Fundamentals
  • Editing and Proofing
  • Effective Business Communications
  • Fundamental Office Skills
  • MX Power Point
  • MS Excel
  • MS Word
  • MS Outlook
  • Maintaining Files and Records
  • Presentation Software
  • Professional Telephone Skills
  • Report Writing
  • Research for Writing
  • basic travel planning
  • Basic accounting
  • Web-Based Research

Future Outlook for Executive Assistants:

Numerous job openings will result from the need to replace workers who retire or transfer to other occupations. Opportunities should be best for applicants with extensive knowledge of software applications, particularly experienced secretaries and administrative assistants.


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