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EEO ASSISTANT, IN-DEPTH: It Depends On Who You Know

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This EEO Assistant describes the challenges of his job, what he likes most, his key decisions, how difficult getting into the industry is, and work-life balance. The former musician fell into this line of work after receiving a referral from a friend; he tells us that getting a job like his "depends on who you know".

Job Title: EEO Assistant
Employer: federal government

Job Summary: Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive

Job Description

Secretaries and administrative assistants perform routine clerical and organizational tasks. They organize files, draft messages, schedule appointments, and support other staff.

On-the-Job Training

Short-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

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.

Certification Requirement
Recommended in Speciality Work.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$20,000 - $55,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
5 to 15 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Hospital / Clinic, Indoor, Office, Remote
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Organizational skills, People skills, Technical skills, Written communication skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Trade/vocational School
Associate degree
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