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ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES COORDINATOR, IN-DEPTH: My Degree Was Very Important For This Job

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Geneva, an administrative services coordinator at TAF, describes what she likes most about her job, her key decisions, how to get into the industry, and work-life balance. For her, getting a degree was key because her studies in business administration and personnel management gave her the necessary management skills.

Degree: Business Administration, Management and Operations - Personnel Management
Job Title: Administrative Services Coordinator
Employer: Technology Access Foundation (TAF)

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.

On-the-Job Training

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Quick Facts

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

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m='30720'>one,</span> <span m='30980'>was</span> <span m='31220'>just</span> <span m='31440'>making</span> <span m='31630'>sure I</span> <span m='31880'>went</span> <span m='32080'>on</span> <span m='32369'>to</span> <span m='32520'>get</span> <span m='32810'>my</span> <span m='33490'>degree,</span> <span m='35790'>so</span> <span m='35940'>that</span> <span m='36110'>was</span> <span m='36240'>very</span> <span m='36460'>important.</span> <span m='37292'>I</span> <span m='37930'>actually</span> <span m='38230'>received</span> <span m='38580'>a</span> <span m='38620'>bachelor</span> <span m='38940'>of</span> <span m='39040'>science</span> <span m='39700'>in</span> <span m='39830'>business</span> <span m='40250'>administration,</span> <span m='41020'>like</span> <span m='41210'>I</span> <span m='41230'>said,</span> <span m='41580'>and</span> <span m='42600'>emphasis</span> <span m='43190'>was</span> <span m='43700'>personnel</span> <span m='44470'>management.</span> <span m='47030'>That</span> <span m='47390'>helped</span> <span m='47790'>me</span> <span m='48490'>quite</span> <span m='48780'>a</span> <span m='48810'>bit,</span> <span m='49890'>and</span> <span m='50050'>I</span> <span m='50130'>think</span> <span m='50350'>that's</span> <span m='50620'>why</span> <span m='51020'>I</span> <span m='51110'>am</span> <span m='51360'>so</span> <span m='51660'>flexible</span> <span m='52390'>and</span> <span m='52440'>easy</span> <span m='52750'>going</span> <span m='53070'>and</span> <span m='53380'>can</span> <span m='53590'>work</span> <span m='53960'>with</span> <span m='54170'>all</span> <span m='54360'>different</span> <span m='54660'>types</span> <span m='54930'>of</span> <span m='55020'>people</span> <span m='55800'>because</span> <span m='56690'>that</span> <span m='57010'>type</span> <span m='57200'>of</span> <span m='57310'>study</span> <span m='58130'>for</span> <span m='58260'>management</span> <span m='58840'>type</span> <span 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m='70760'>when</span> <span m='70890'>you're</span> <span m='70970'>working</span> <span m='71270'>for</span> <span m='71460'>a</span> <span m='71550'>corporation</span> <span m='72910'>or</span> <span m='73110'>business,</span> <span m='74340'>you</span> <span m='74540'>all</span> <span m='74830'>want</span> <span m='75070'>to</span> <span m='75230'>achieve</span> <span m='75950'>the</span> <span m='76120'>best</span> <span m='77010'>for</span> <span m='77170'>your</span> <span m='77390'>company</span> <span m='78790'>and</span> <span m='78980'>also</span> <span m='79410'>make</span> <span m='79950'>money,</span> <span m='80460'>too,</span> <span m='80930'>by</span> <span m='81080'>doing</span> <span m='81470'>so.</span> </p><p><span m='82950'>It's</span> <span m='83290'>not</span> <span m='83660'>very</span> <span m='83890'>difficult</span> <span m='84520'>to</span> <span m='84660'>get</span> <span m='85130'>a</span> <span m='85350'>position</span> <span m='87930'>in</span> <span 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m='102260'>want</span> <span m='102470'>to</span> <span m='102520'>get</span> <span m='102680'>on</span> <span m='102780'>with</span> <span m='102920'>a</span> <span m='102990'>major</span> <span m='103420'>corporation.</span> <span m='105170'>You</span> <span m='105290'>want</span> <span m='105520'>to</span> <span m='105570'>get</span> <span m='105970'>on,</span> <span m='106380'>whether</span> <span m='106670'>it's</span> <span m='106860'>public</span> <span m='107360'>or</span> <span m='107480'>private,</span> <span m='109700'>and</span> <span m='109950'>then</span> <span m='110210'>now</span> <span m='110510'>with</span> <span m='111160'>this</span> <span m='111390'>day</span> <span m='111550'>and</span> <span m='111710'>age,</span> <span m='112180'>I</span> <span m='112310'>would</span> <span m='112460'>say</span> <span m='112830'>probably</span> <span m='114090'>the</span> <span m='114200'>government</span> <span m='114490'>is</span> <span m='114780'>not</span> <span m='114980'>hiring</span> <span m='115840'>like</span> <span m='116100'>it</span> <span m='116220'>used</span> <span m='116580'>to</span> <span m='116710'>many</span> <span m='116950'>years</span> <span m='117270'>ago.</span> <span m='117630'>So</span> <span m='117760'>take</span> <span m='118020'>a</span> <span m='118110'>look</span> <span m='118310'>at</span> <span m='118390'>a</span> <span m='118480'>nonprofit</span> <span m='119150'>organization</span> <span m='120210'>because</span> <span m='120390'>you'd</span> <span m='120540'>be</span> <span m='120760'>surprised</span> <span m='121860'>what</span> <span m='122220'>is</span> <span m='122610'>out</span> <span m='123010'>there</span> <span m='123680'>in</span> <span m='123980'>all</span> <span m='124390'>fields</span> <span m='125090'>of</span> <span m='125200'>study.</span> </p><p><span m='127420'>Work,</span> <span m='127970'>life,</span> <span m='128710'>balance</span> <span m='128980'>of</span> <span m='129250'>life,</span> <span m='130280'>with</span> <span m='130509'>my</span> <span m='130699'>position,</span> <span m='132260'>again,</span> <span m='132490'>with</span> <span m='132750'>the</span> <span m='132820'>nonprofit</span> <span m='133500'>I</span> <span m='133560'>work</span> <span m='133880'>for,</span> <span m='134570'>that's</span> <span m='134900'>one</span> <span m='138260'>of</span> <span m='138390'>the</span> <span m='138620'>things</span> <span m='139210'>that</span> <span m='139500'>they</span> <span m='139880'>really</span> <span m='140090'>much</span> <span m='140380'>preach</span> <span m='141260'>and</span> <span m='141510'>encourage,</span> <span m='142540'>that</span> <span m='143390'>each</span> <span m='143660'>employee</span> <span m='144620'>is</span> <span m='144790'>to</span> <span m='144910'>take</span> <span m='145180'>the</span> <span m='145270'>time</span> <span m='145600'>out</span> <span m='145870'>to</span> <span m='145980'>be</span> <span m='146150'>with</span> <span m='146330'>your</span> <span m='146450'>family.</span> <span m='147420'>If</span> <span m='147600'>you</span> <span m='147730'>have</span> <span m='148030'>to</span> <span m='149180'>go</span> <span m='149360'>to</span> <span m='149570'>an</span> <span m='149680'>appointment</span> <span m='150480'>last</span> <span m='150820'>minute,</span> <span m='151150'>it's</span> <span m='152330'>no</span> <span m='152540'>problem</span> <span m='153270'>to</span> <span m='153420'>do</span> <span m='153620'>so.</span> <span m='154600'>You</span> <span m='154720'>don't</span> <span m='154880'>really</span> <span m='155110'>have</span> <span m='155400'>to</span> <span m='156040'>request</span> <span m='156890'>time</span> <span m='157200'>off</span> <span m='157460'>in</span> <span m='157580'>advance.</span> <span m='158640'>They</span> <span m='158860'>really</span> <span m='159120'>make</span> <span m='159450'>it</span> <span m='159630'>flexible</span> <span m='160580'>for</span> <span 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