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EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATOR: Serving As The Liaison For President's Office At Major Trade Organization

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Samantha earned a degree in business administration and now holds an exciting and challenging job in Washington DC at a major trade organization. In high school, Samantha was part of the Young Leaders Program; she benefited greatly from having a mentor and encourages all students to get involved.

Degree: Business Administration, Management and Operations
Job Title: Executive Administrator

Job Summary: Administrative Services Managers

Job Description

Administrative services managers plan, direct, and coordinate supportive services of an organization. Their specific responsibilities vary by the type of organization and may include keeping records, distributing mail, and planning and maintaining facilities.

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Average salary
Average salary
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$40,000 - $135,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
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Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
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Analytical skills, Detail oriented, Leadership ability, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills

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m='13430'>entrepreneur,</span> <span m='14880'>and</span> <span m='15190'>that,</span> <span m='15380'>of</span> <span m='15510'>course,</span> <span m='15910'>being</span> <span m='16120'>raised</span> <span m='16490'>in</span> <span m='16560'>the</span> <span m='16630'>home</span> <span m='16830'>of</span> <span m='16940'>an</span> <span m='17040'>entrepreneur</span> <span m='17710'>business,</span> <span m='18850'>was</span> <span m='19160'>the</span> <span m='19430'>primary</span> <span m='19940'>focus,</span> <span m='20510'>the</span> <span m='20600'>breadwinner.</span> <span m='21740'>So</span> <span m='21970'>I</span> <span m='22110'>chose</span> <span m='22500'>to</span> <span m='22610'>sort</span> <span m='22810'>of</span> <span m='22890'>follow</span> <span m='23180'>down</span> <span m='23520'>her</span> <span m='24330'>path,</span> <span m='25030'>and</span> <span m='25460'>I</span> <span m='25580'>studied</span> <span m='26190'>business</span> <span m='26750'>administration</span> <span m='27640'>and</span> <span m='27760'>got</span> <span m='27900'>a</span> <span m='27950'>wonderful</span> <span m='28330'>job</span> <span m='28630'>in the</span> <span m='28890'>DC</span> <span m='29265'>area</span> <span m='29940'>working</span> <span m='30490'>as</span> <span m='30800'>the</span> <span m='30930'>assistant</span> <span m='31520'>to</span> <span m='31610'>the</span> <span m='31710'>president</span> <span m='32850'>of</span> <span m='32990'>the</span> <span m='33090'>company.</span> </p><p><span m='34590'>My</span> <span m='34910'>typical</span> <span m='35310'>day</span> <span m='35670'>starts</span> <span m='36230'>at</span> <span m='36390'>7:00</span> <span m='36670'>AM</span> <span m='36910'>in the</span> <span m='37160'>office,</span> <span m='37730'>and it</span> <span m='37990'>ends</span> <span m='38220'>at</span> <span m='38380'>7:00</span> <span m='38660'>PM.</span> <span m='40080'>It's</span> <span m='40740'>pretty</span> <span m='41230'>busy,</span> <span m='41610'>pretty</span> <span m='41930'>fast-paced,</span> <span m='42750'>multitasking,</span> <span m='44250'>lot</span> <span m='44540'>of</span> <span m='46000'>organizational</span> <span m='46690'>skills,</span> <span m='48110'>but</span> <span m='48280'>I</span> <span m='48400'>enjoy</span> <span m='48870'>it.</span> <span m='49130'>I</span> <span m='49510'>keep</span> <span m='49950'>track</span> <span m='50350'>of</span> <span m='50500'>the</span> <span m='50590'>president.</span> <span m='51380'>I</span> <span m='51580'>remember</span> <span m='51930'>things</span> <span m='52290'>that</span> <span m='52400'>he</span> <span m='52940'>forgets,</span> <span m='54640'>and</span> <span m='54790'>just</span> <span m='54970'>kind</span> <span m='55170'>of</span> <span m='55250'>fill</span> <span m='55530'>in</span> <span m='55650'>whenever</span> <span m='56170'>I</span> <span m='56230'>can.</span> <span m='56620'>He</span> <span m='56750'>has</span> <span m='56940'>a</span> <span m='57010'>very</span> <span m='57310'>aggressive</span> <span m='57920'>schedule,</span> <span m='58540'>so</span> <span m='58750'>of</span> <span m='58860'>course,</span> <span m='59830'>my</span> <span m='60250'>primary</span> <span m='60760'>responsibility</span> <span m='61900'>is</span> <span m='62100'>making</span> <span m='62400'>sure</span> <span m='62810'>that</span> <span m='63010'>he's</span> <span m='63390'>organized</span> <span m='64650'>and</span> <span m='64790'>just</span> <span m='65319'>serving</span> <span m='65700'>as</span> <span m='65850'>a</span> <span m='65910'>liaison,</span> <span m='66385'>an</span> <span m='66860'>extension</span> <span m='67780'>to</span> <span m='67890'>the</span> <span m='67980'>president's</span> <span m='68390'>office.</span> </p><p><span m='69760'>I wish</span> <span m='69850'>I had</span> <span m='70180'>known</span> <span m='70780'>the</span> <span m='71270'>many</span> <span m='71570'>opportunities</span> <span m='72430'>that</span> <span m='72560'>would've</span> <span m='72710'>been</span> <span m='72850'>available</span> <span m='73800'>as</span> <span m='73970'>a</span> <span m='74010'>result</span> <span m='74420'>of</span> <span m='74490'>studying</span> <span m='75000'>business</span> <span m='75410'>management.</span> <span m='76390'>I</span> <span m='76480'>wish</span> <span m='76660'>I</span> <span m='76690'>would've</span> <span m='76890'>taken</span> <span m='77190'>the</span> <span m='77310'>time</span> <span m='77710'>to</span> <span m='77820'>look</span> <span m='77960'>at</span> <span m='78110'>other</span> <span m='78420'>avenues</span> <span m='79260'>outside</span> <span m='79700'>of</span> <span m='79810'>corporate</span> <span m='80230'>America,</span> <span m='80720'>such</span> <span m='80970'>as</span> <span m='81190'>perhaps</span> <span m='81570'>the</span> <span m='81670'>entertainment</span> <span m='82210'>industry,</span> <span m='82760'>the</span> <span m='82840'>health</span> <span m='83090'>care</span> <span m='83320'>industry.</span> <span m='84290'>And</span> <span m='84670'>who</span> <span m='84850'>knows?</span> <span m='85810'>I</span> <span m='86290'>may</span> <span m='86540'>still</span> <span m='87250'>venture</span> <span m='87910'>into</span> <span m='88210'>that,</span> <span m='88500'>but</span> <span m='88750'>all</span> <span m='88930'>of</span> <span m='89010'>the</span> <span m='89150'>opportunities</span> <span m='89505'>I</span> <span m='89860'>wish</span> <span m='90200'>I would've</span> <span m='90520'>really looked</span> <span m='90930'>into</span> <span m='91150'>that</span> <span m='91400'>prior.</span> </p><p><span m='92440'>My</span> <span m='92710'>advice</span> <span m='93280'>is</span> <span m='93660'>to,</span> <span m='94350'>if</span> <span m='94480'>you</span> <span m='94580'>have</span> <span m='94770'>a</span> <span m='94870'>young</span> <span m='95110'>leaders</span> <span m='95890'>or</span> <span m='96750'>young</span> <span m='96980'>professional</span> <span m='98220'>club</span> <span m='98610'>in</span> <span m='98700'>your</span> <span m='98830'>high</span> <span m='99000'>school,</span> <span m='99260'>to</span> <span m='99340'>get</span> <span m='99490'>involved.</span> <span m='101010'>I</span> <span m='101180'>was</span> <span m='101350'>involved</span> <span m='101790'>in</span> <span m='101870'>such</span> <span m='102080'>a</span> <span m='102130'>program,</span> <span m='102670'>and it</span> <span m='102910'>really</span> <span m='103130'>helped</span> <span m='103460'>shape</span> <span m='104060'>and</span> <span m='104370'>helped</span> <span m='104620'>me to</span> <span m='104880'>determine</span> <span m='105850'>the</span> <span m='106020'>career</span> <span m='106380'>path</span> <span m='106700'>that</span> <span m='106800'>I</span> <span m='106890'>wanted</span> <span m='107220'>to</span> <span m='107350'>take.</span> <span m='108160'>In</span> <span m='108290'>this</span> <span m='108470'>program,</span> <span m='108790'>I</span> <span m='109110'>was</span> <span m='109250'>provided</span> <span m='109800'>a</span> <span m='109930'>wonderful</span> <span m='110420'>mentor</span> <span m='111480'>and</span> <span m='111560'>just</span> <span m='111780'>got</span> <span m='112160'>firsthand</span> <span m='113270'>experience</span> <span m='114060'>on</span> <span m='114650'>just</span> <span m='115030'>what</span> <span m='115180'>it</span> <span m='115330'>takes</span> <span m='115620'>to</span> <span m='115760'>make</span> <span m='115990'>it</span> <span m='116220'>in</span> <span m='116390'>the</span> <span m='116490'>corporate</span> <span m='116910'>world.</span> <span m='117140'>So</span> <span m='117270'>I</span> <span m='117550'>highly</span> <span m='118060'>encourage</span> <span m='118910'>any</span> <span m='119140'>high</span> <span m='119320'>school</span> <span m='119610'>students,</span> <span m='120100'>if</span> <span m='120250'>you</span> <span m='120380'>have</span> <span m='120620'>a</span> <span m='120700'>young</span> <span m='120890'>leader</span> <span m='121670'>program,</span> <span m='122250'>get</span> <span m='122550'>involved.</span> </p>","file":{"id":195573,"video_id":"2701141299001","name":"61599589","duration":123540,"thumbnail_url":null}});