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Administrative Assistant


Preparing business letters and reports, answering the telephone, and mailing documents, these are just a few of the many tasks performed by an administrative assistant. Administrative assistants, also referred to as office clerks, are the backbone of many successful offices. This is because administrative assistants are responsible for all of the little tasks that make a business run smoothly.

Administrative assistants perform all sorts of general office duties. Besides, answering phones and preparing documents, administrative assistants make appointments, explain any procedures or questions that clients or potential customers may have, and generally keep things in order. Successful administrative assistants are excellent at multi-tasking, meaning they can perform and keep track of many duties at one time. For individuals who enjoy variety in their work, administrative assistant would be a good position as each day will bring different tasks.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2002, http://www.bls.gov/oes/2002/oes_nat.htm

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