Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive

Perform routine clerical and administrative functions such as drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, or providing information to callers.

Fast Facts

Hourly Pay
Entry Level: $14.47/hr
Median: $17.69/hr
Experienced: $21.55/hr

Current Employment
6,205 (2019)

Projected Employment
5,715 (2030)

Growth for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

2019 Jobs2030 JobsChange (2019 - 2030)% Change (2019 - 2030)

Industries Employing Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2019)% of Occupation in Industry (2019)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2019)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools83913.5%9%
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (State Government)4176.7%8.4%
Elementary and Secondary Schools (Local Government)3425.5%2%
Religious Organizations3365.4%7.6%
Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals3085%2%

Occupational Skills

  • Use computers for various applications, such as database management or word processing.
  • Answer telephones and give information to callers, take messages, or transfer calls to appropriate individuals.
  • Create, maintain, and enter information into databases.
  • Set up and manage paper or electronic filing systems, recording information, updating paperwork, or maintaining documents, such as attendance records, correspondence, or other material.
  • Operate office equipment, such as fax machines, copiers, or phone systems and arrange for repairs when equipment malfunctions.