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".
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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