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What does an Administrative Assistant do? And is it a good job to start after graduating college?

I graduated last year and have limited work experience. I want to broaden my job search. I have a science major but can't really find entry level for my degree so I want to try out other jobs in the meantime (so I can go to grad school in a couple of years).

Asked By: amethyst300 - 7/8/2008
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Answered By: tomale1958 - 7/8/2008
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Administrative Assistant is usually the term for "secretary." They provide routine clerical and secretarial assistance, including appointments, correspondence, and filing.
Answered By: tonalc2 - 7/8/2008
 
An Administrative Assistant does clerical work. Majority of the time you will have your own office space or desk space, along with a fax machine, telephone, and computer. You run errands, file paperwork, answer telephones, and things of that sort. Its not too bad, Im actually working a job similar to this as an intern... More
Answered By: battlegroundz89 - 7/8/2008
 
That is a fancy name for a secretary. Most places it is hard to use it as a stepping stone because you get pegged as a secretary.
Answered By: ClarkWorld - 7/8/2008
 
admin asst. is basically data entry... More
Answered By: idunnomyname - 7/8/2008
 
It all depends on the company. Some admins do just office work, such as phones, email, faxes, shipping, bulk mailings. Other admin jobs may require more. In my current admin job, I do many different things such as payroll, accounting operations, order supplies, pay bills, assist managers in reporting, schedule... More
Answered By: gyggles000 - 7/8/2008
 
I think the real question here is what do you love to do? If you are detailed oriented and can handle taking orders from others (boss) then an administrative position may work for you... More
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Answered By: Ellany C - 7/8/2008
 
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