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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: Perfect Job While Working Toward A Degree In Marketing

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Sherry, the executive assistant to a manger of systems operations, describes her daily responsibilities coordinating schedules, events, travel, and marketing merchandise. It's the perfect position that's allowed her to continue her studies; she'll soon receive her bachelor's in marketing.

Degree: Marketing
Job Title: Executive Assistant

Job Summary: Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants

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

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Certification Requirement
Recommended by te Legal Secretaries International.

Quick Facts

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

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m='17970'>of</span> <span m='18070'>about</span> <span m='18490'>200</span> <span m='19550'>others.</span> <span m='20780'>I'm</span> <span m='21010'>the</span> <span m='21190'>executive</span> <span m='21590'>assistant.</span> </p><p><span m='22570'>And</span> <span m='23070'>my</span> <span m='23180'>daily</span> <span m='23530'>duties</span> <span m='23760'>are</span> <span m='24030'>managing</span> <span m='24920'>calendars,</span> <span m='26310'>making</span> <span m='26630'>travel</span> <span m='27020'>arrangements.</span> <span m='28740'>We</span> <span m='28860'>have</span> <span m='29050'>a</span> <span m='29240'>booth</span> <span m='29460'>here</span> <span m='30080'>at</span> <span m='30800'>this</span> <span m='31230'>trade</span> <span m='31520'>show.</span> <span m='32580'>And</span> <span m='32920'>so I had</span> <span m='33290'>to</span> <span m='33410'>coordinate and</span> <span m='33890'>make</span> <span m='34040'>sure</span> <span m='34260'>that</span> <span m='34460'>the</span> <span m='34800'>booth</span> <span m='35000'>got</span> <span m='35240'>all</span> <span m='35410'>of</span> <span m='35470'>the</span> <span m='36300'>marketing</span> <span m='36640'>materials,</span> <span m='37870'>information</span> <span m='38155'>about the</span> <span m='38440'>company,</span> <span m='39580'>all</span> <span m='39960'>the</span> <span m='41080'>t-shirts</span> <span m='41790'>that</span> <span m='42020'>we</span> <span m='42140'>give</span> <span m='42280'>away</span> <span m='42555'>that</span> <span m='42830'>people</span> <span m='43040'>are</span> <span m='43100'>walking</span> <span m='43370'>around</span> <span m='43700'>with,</span> <span m='43900'>all</span> <span m='44070'>the</span> <span m='44180'>neat</span> <span m='44310'>little</span> <span m='44520'>trinkets</span> <span m='45445'>that</span> <span m='45720'>everyone</span> <span m='46070'>enjoys</span> <span m='47010'>that</span> <span m='47140'>has</span> <span m='47370'>our</span> <span m='47490'>company</span> <span m='47880'>name</span> <span m='48090'>on</span> <span m='48220'>it</span> <span m='48380'>just</span> <span m='48880'>to</span> <span m='49260'>market</span> <span m='49620'>our</span> <span m='49710'>company</span> <span m='50060'>and</span> <span m='50160'>give</span> <span m='50420'>the</span> <span m='50940'>attendees</span> <span m='51320'>a little bit</span> <span m='51620'>more</span> <span m='51760'>information</span> <span m='52170'>about</span> <span m='52350'>what we're</span> <span m='52540'>about.</span> </p><p><span m='54240'>So</span> <span m='55300'>to</span> <span m='55955'>get to the</span> <span m='56280'>position</span> <span m='56780'>where I'm at</span> <span m='56970'>now,</span> <span m='58220'>I</span> <span m='58580'>initially</span> <span m='58980'>found</span> <span m='59210'>an</span> <span m='59470'>interest</span> <span m='59840'>in</span> <span m='60110'>technology</span> <span m='60810'>since</span> <span m='61160'>I</span> <span m='61505'>went</span> <span m='61850'>to</span> <span m='62590'>one</span> <span m='62950'>of</span> <span m='63080'>the</span> <span m='63770'>first</span> <span m='64190'>public</span> <span m='64459'>high</span> <span m='64610'>schools</span> <span m='64950'>in</span> <span m='65110'>California</span> <span m='65950'>hooked up to</span> <span m='66140'>the</span> <span m='66320'>internet,</span> <span m='67412'>which</span> <span m='67790'>was</span> <span m='68100'>pretty</span> <span m='68310'>exciting.</span> <span m='68830'>I</span> <span m='69270'>was</span> <span m='70150'>using</span> <span m='70990'>a</span> <span m='71500'>Unix</span> <span m='71840'>machine</span> <span m='73000'>back</span> <span m='73390'>in</span> <span m='73660'>1995</span> <span m='74520'>and</span> <span m='74870'>telnetting.</span> <span m='76110'>So</span> <span m='77460'>Unix</span> <span m='78350'>is</span> <span m='78700'>a</span> <span m='78880'>machine</span> <span m='80930'>that</span> <span m='81150'>helps</span> <span m='81610'>run</span> <span m='81880'>the</span> <span m='82130'>pages</span> <span m='82910'>that</span> <span m='83080'>you</span> <span m='83390'>search</span> <span m='84520'>today</span> <span m='85000'>on</span> <span m='85100'>the</span> <span m='85180'>internet.</span> <span m='86580'>Those</span> <span m='86810'>are</span> <span m='86890'>server-based</span> <span m='87450'>machines.</span> </p><p><span m='88330'>And</span> <span m='89990'>I</span> <span m='90460'>realized</span> <span m='91760'>just</span> <span m='91880'>shortly</span> <span m='92240'>out</span> <span m='92510'>of</span> <span m='92620'>high school</span> <span m='92940'>that</span> <span m='93605'>I needed a</span> <span m='94020'>position</span> <span m='94640'>that would</span> <span m='94800'>allow</span> <span m='95070'>me</span> <span m='95190'>to</span> <span m='95250'>interact</span> <span m='95680'>more</span> <span m='95910'>with</span> <span m='96050'>people.</span> <span m='96530'>So</span> <span m='96670'>that's</span> <span m='97020'>what</span> <span m='97395'>put</span> <span m='97770'>me</span> <span m='98680'>into</span> <span m='99150'>supporting</span> <span m='99870'>the</span> <span m='100430'>team</span> <span m='102210'>that I</span> <span m='102380'>support at</span> <span m='102770'>work.</span> <span m='103440'>Like</span> <span m='103760'>I said,</span> <span m='103870'>it</span> <span m='104160'>allows me to</span> <span m='104450'>interact</span> <span m='104820'>with</span> <span m='104910'>them.</span> <span m='105840'>If</span> <span m='106120'>they</span> <span m='106250'>have</span> <span m='106490'>any</span> <span m='106700'>requests,</span> <span m='106880'>they</span> <span m='107100'>come</span> <span m='107320'>to</span> <span m='107400'>me,</span> <span m='109450'>which</span> <span m='109580'>is</span> <span m='109700'>great.</span> </p><p><span m='109940'>And</span> <span m='110390'>it's</span> <span m='110700'>allowed</span> <span m='111160'>me to</span> <span m='111330'>continue</span> <span m='111760'>my</span> <span m='112030'>education,</span> <span m='112620'>since</span> <span m='112800'>I</span> <span m='112920'>didn't--</span> <span m='114500'>I</span> <span m='114630'>got</span> <span m='114850'>so</span> <span m='115230'>wrapped up in</span> <span m='115390'>work</span> <span m='116350'>that</span> <span m='116690'>I</span> <span m='116800'>didn't</span> <span m='117220'>go</span> <span m='117470'>on</span> <span m='118090'>to</span> <span m='118660'>complete</span> <span m='119060'>my</span> <span m='119170'>education.</span> <span m='120370'>And</span> <span m='120630'>so</span> <span m='121330'>now</span> <span m='121560'>that</span> <span m='121670'>I've</span> <span m='121910'>done</span> <span m='122130'>that,</span> <span m='122720'>I</span> <span m='123100'>will</span> <span m='123380'>be</span> <span m='123470'>graduating</span> <span m='124140'>this</span> <span m='124350'>next</span> <span m='125310'>spring</span> <span m='125920'>with</span> <span m='127090'>my</span> <span m='127220'>bachelor's</span> <span m='127810'>in</span> <span m='127950'>marketing.</span> </p><p><span m='131000'>Yeah.</span> <span m='131680'>I</span> <span m='131770'>regret</span> <span m='132140'>that</span> <span m='132380'>I</span> <span m='132480'>didn't</span> <span m='132780'>continue</span> <span m='133120'>my</span> <span m='133220'>education</span> <span m='133720'>at</span> <span m='133810'>the</span> <span m='133910'>time,</span> <span m='134330'>because</span> <span m='134760'>it's just</span> <span m='135160'>something</span> <span m='135280'>I</span> <span m='135310'>had</span> <span m='135430'>to</span> <span m='135470'>go</span> <span m='135600'>back</span> <span m='136010'>and</span> <span m='136100'>continue</span> <span m='136680'>doing.</span> <span m='137330'>So</span> <span m='137450'>I</span> <span m='137700'>must</span> <span m='138670'>say</span> <span m='139520'>it's</span> <span m='140030'>very</span> <span m='140360'>important</span> <span m='140700'>to</span> <span m='140770'>do</span> <span m='140940'>that.</span> <span m='141330'>And</span> <span m='142480'>this</span> <span m='142850'>is a</span> <span m='143020'>chance,</span> <span m='143670'>I</span> <span m='143910'>got</span> <span m='144050'>a</span> <span m='144110'>chance</span> <span m='144370'>to</span> <span m='144640'>look</span> <span m='144740'>into</span> <span m='144950'>different</span> <span m='145205'>avenues</span> <span m='145460'>that I</span> <span m='145600'>wanted</span> <span m='145850'>to.</span> <span m='146150'>But</span> <span m='146500'>I</span> <span m='146620'>wish</span> <span m='146850'>I</span> <span m='146880'>would've</span> <span m='147070'>done</span> <span m='147370'>it sooner.</span> 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