Brian, an Administrative Assistant for a company that inspects fire and life safety services, describes what he likes most about his job, its challenges, how hard it is to get a job in his field, and work-life balance. Sometimes it's about who you know; that's how he got this job.
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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