Opportunities In Administrative Assistant Careers / Edition 1

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  • Plan for a rewarding career as an administrative assistant

    Get started in a career that has a promising future and is financially satisfying. Opportunities in Administrative Assistant Careers provides you with a complete overview of the job possibilities, salary figures, and experience required to become an administrative assistant.

    This career-boosting book will help you:

  • Determine the specialty that's right for you, from travel planning to project management to event coordinating
  • Acquire in-depth knowledge of the administrative assistant profession
  • Find out what kind of salary you can expect
  • Understand the daily routine of your chosen field
  • Focus your job search using industry resources


executive assistant
• multimedia specialist
• administrative manager
• network administrator

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071476096
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/26/2007
  • Series: Opportunities In...Series Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide.

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Table of Contents

Preface     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
The Changing Workforce     1
Demographic shifts
Office of the future
New administrative roles
U.S. economy and employment data
Canadian economy and workforce
Nature of Administrative Assistant Positions     13
From secretaries to managers
Viewpoints of administrative professionals
Historical growth of professional secretaries
Administrative Professionals Week
Quality of employees
Characteristics of administrative assistants
Organizational Structure and Climate     29
Office information systems
Evolving job titles of administrative assistants
Modern office technology
Expanding role of administrative assistants
Demand for Administrative Assistants     43
Employment statistics
Administrative assistant occupations in Canada
Male-female employment in administrative careers
Salaries and benefits
The alternative workplace
Temporary employment
Types of Administrative Assistants     67
Levels of administrative personnel
Position descriptions
Specialized fields
Is Administrative Work for You?     87
Trends in office environments
Advancement opportunities
Teamwork is in!
Older workers in the job market
Advantages of working as an administrative assistant
Educational Preparation for Administrative Assistants     101
Educational and other requirements
Is shorthand obsolete?
Secretarial/administrativeassistant programs of study
Secretarial programs in Canada
Professional Organizations and Certification     121
Professional administrative organizations
Certification and licensing
Promotional Opportunities for Administrative Assistants     133
Personal qualities
Professional skills
Paths to professional growth
Professional organizations
Company training programs
Tuition-reimbursement programs
The Job Search in the Information Age     145
Type and size of office
Conducting the job search
The application letter
The job interview
Once you have a job
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