Brian describes his position as an Administrative Assistant for a company that inspects fire and life safety services, such as fire alarms, sprinklers, and standpipes. He went to school for journalism; while he was job searching in that field, a friend introduced him to the owner of his current company. He's happy to still be in the business of helping people.
Secretaries and administrative assistants perform routine clerical and organizational tasks. They organize files, draft messages, schedule appointments, and support other staff.
Short-term on-the-job training
Although secretaries and administrative assistants work in nearly every industry, many are concentrated in schools, hospitals, government agencies, and legal and medical offices. Most work full time in comfortable office settings. Virtual assistants typically work from a home office.
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