A Secretary may be known as the 'face of the organization.' They perform a variety of tasks throughout the day. Some of these tasks may include appointments or scheduling meetings, maintaining files, taking meeting minutes, sending e-mails, answering phones or arranging for guest travel arrangements. Some small company's secretary also handles employee's attendance and timing.
Answering calls, taking messages and handling correspondence
Maintaining diaries and arranging appointments
Handling office small works like employees photo copy work etc.
Typing, preparing and collating reports
Filing and arranging documents
Organizing and servicing meetings (producing agendas and taking minutes)
Logging or processing bills or expenses
Acting as a receptionist and/or meeting and greeting clients
Implementing new procedures and administrative systems
Liaising with relevant organization's and clients
Coordinating mail-shots and similar publicity tasks
If more senior, recruiting, training and supervising junior staff
Secretaries and administrative assistants earned a median annual salary of $38,730 in 2017, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. On the low end, secretaries and administrative assistants earned a 25th percentile salary of $30,500, meaning 75 percent earned more than this amount.
A high school diploma is generally the minimum education requirement for entry-level clerical secretaries. A basic knowledge of office management is required. A basic knowledge of documenting software like Microsoft Office etc.
Prospective job titles include being an administrative assistant, executive assistant, legal secretary and medical secretary. It is advisable that you find out which industry you want to be in as the training for each position is different.
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