For this administrative assistant, a typical day involves assisting with day to day operations. She supports herself by working at her school while also completing an advanced degree in acupuncture and herbal medicine. She was able to reach this point by figuring out what not to do compared to knowing what she wanted to do — and this was achieved through multiple internships.
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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