In this career, your responsibilities may include:
- Performing routine administrative tasks to support office staff, including filing, preparing reports and other documents, and maintaining databases.
- Managing office communications, including phone, mail, fax, and email.
- Handling office scheduling, including external appointments and internal staff meetings.
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Typically requires a high school diploma for entry-level positions, but some employers may prefer an associate degree. Higher level positions may require a bachelor’s degree. Obtaining a higher degree can make you eligible for careers with greater responsibility and higher salaries in this career pathway, if you do not already have the U.S. equivalent of a higher degree. Your existing education might give you advanced standing or transfer credit towards a higher degree, reducing the time it would take you to graduate.
Certification is not required.
Licensure is not required to work as an Administrative Assistant.