Career outlook for administrative assistant
UK Salary Ranges
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would run an organised and efficient office so your colleagues can get their work done.
You could work anywhere from a small business to a large employer such as the Civil Service or NHS.
Depending on the size of your department, you would:
- Deal with post and emails
- Make sure that there is enough stationery
- Answer the telephone and pass on calls and messages
- Do reception duties such as greeting and looking after visitors
- Type and set up documents such as letters and reports
- Keep computer records up to date
- Organise records and files
- Use office equipment such as printers and photocopiers
- Arrange meetings and events
- Make travel arrangements for staff
You'd need good skills in typing, spelling and grammar.
UK employment status
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- Verbal communication
- Written communication
- Attention to detail
- Developing a plan
- Time management
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