Administrative assistants are the backbones of many organizations, the unsung heroes who are critical for smooth workplace operations and company success. If you’re considering working as an administrative assistant, here are the things you need to know. On average, administrative assistants in the United States earn annual salaries of $32,000.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics groups administrative assistants with secretaries, and states that in 2014, more than 3.9 million admin assistants and secretaries worked in the U.S. It expects there will be 118,800 new jobs in the field between 2014 and 2024. They work in a number of industries, including education, health care, government, and legal services.