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According to the BLS, secretaries are one of the largest labor forces in the job market. Employment for secretary jobs is expected to increase up to 12% between 2014 and 2024. Medical secretaries stand to see the best employment opportunities, as well as applicants with computer software experience.
Secretaries perform routine clerical and administrative duties. Their duties include organizing files, preparing documents, scheduling appointments, and supporting office staff. They use computer software to create spreadsheets, prepare presentations, reports, and documents, and maintain databases.
Secretaries can be found in almost every industry. Most secretaries work full time in an office setting. Some may work remote as virtual assistants.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required for most secretary jobs. Students who have experience using computer software, such as word processing software and spreadsheet programs. Job training usually takes several weeks.
Legal and medical secretaries require additional training to learn industry-specific terminology, or by attending specific courses offered at colleges and tech schools. Certification programs are also available for legal and medical administration.
Executive secretaries usually require several years of experience.
According to the BLS, the annual median wage is around $36,500. Legal secretaries earn around $43,200 and medical secretaries earn a wage around $33,040.
Secretaries should have excellent writing and organizational skills. Decision-making skills are also important as it helps secretaries prioritize tasks and make decisions on the employer’s behalf.
You can search for a secretary job listing through websites like CareerBuilder, Monster, Indeed, SimplyHired, and JobsInEachState.com. You can also visit a nearby recruitment and talk to a recruiter about opportunities available to you within the secretary.
Applicants interested in becoming a secretary may apply to jobs through a number of ways: Applicants may apply online through various job posting sites, through a company’s website, or getting involved with a recruitment agency. Some recruitment agencies can test applicant’s computer software and typing skills to help potential employers gauge whether the candidate is right for their company. Recruitment agencies may also provide classes on using word processing or spreadsheet software and typing.
Applicants with software experience will stand the best chance of being hired. Some companies also look for candidates with book keeping software experience, such as QuickBooks.
Candidates should also have a resume created to apply for job postings, along with a cover letter to send to employers.
Secretary salaries will vary depending on the location and experience, but secretaries typically make around $36,500 nationwide.
Secretary jobs are available in almost all industry sectors. They usually work in an office environment and work a typical 9 to 5 schedule. Some secretaries work from home.
Secretaries support office staff by performing administrative and clerical tasks. These tasks involve organizing, filing, and preparing documents, correspondence with clients and other employers, managing company information and data entry. Some secretaries in the legal and medical field may be required to know industry-specific terminology and practices, review and summaries documents, conduct research, process payments and reach out to other facilities to obtain information related to their work.
Under the supervision and direction of a Registered Nurse, the nursing assistant/unit secretary performs various duties in the care and treatment of patients in accordance with established methods ... Additional Details
Reports to the designated director, manager, administrator, or supervisor. Responsible for performing a variety of routine clerical and departmental duties in compliance with government and ... Additional Details
Our well known Charlotte based law firm in the Uptown is currently seeking a litigation secretary to join their team. This is an entry level position. This is a Direct Hire position paying $40,000 ... Additional Details
Performs advanced, diversified and confidential secretarial and administrative duties requiring broad and comprehensive experience, skill and knowledge of organization policies and practices Additional Details
Responsibilities Responsible for performing general secretarial/administrative / duties to support assigned organizational unit. Assists Program/Department Head or Staff with coordination/execution ... Additional Details
Description Provides clerical, administrative, registration, reception and patient account collection support for CHRISTUS St. Vincent Radiology and Cardiology Services. Follows the CHRISTUS ... Additional Details
Secretary Full-time, 12 month, permanent position available June 2020. Applicant must have a two year associate degree or a business degree and/or a minimum of three years secretarial experience Additional Details
Summary & Objective The Secretary, Unit performs all clerical and receptionist duties under the supervision of a licensed nurse on a specific nursing unit and under the management of the Director ... Additional Details
Responsibilities UNIT SECRETARY (8HR) - INTENSIVE CARE UNIT Northridge Hospital Medical Center, a Dignity Health member NHMC is seeking a Unit Secretary that will provide a variety of task that lead ... Additional Details
... secretarial, and other support duties including word processing, file maintenance/records control, and telephone reception. Some work may require analysis and use of initiative and independent ... Additional Details
A minimum of three years secretarial experience required. Degree or certification from an accredited or relevant certified training program.. Computer literacy and proficiency in Microsoft Office ... Additional Details
Administrative Assistant/Secretarial experience. Strong computer and phone skills. Ability to multi-task. Benefits * Leadership Opportunities * Free Supervision Hours * Medical Insurance * Dental ... Additional Details
Job ID: 1200346 Employment Status: Full-Time More Information: Boone Hospital Center is a 394-bed full service hospital located in Columbia, MO. It is a regional referral center located in the center ... Additional Details
Requirements: 1-2 years of experience as a Secretary/receptionist preferably in a federal/Government setup. Proficiency in the use of computers and various standard commercial software packages used ... Additional Details
Secretary wanted for established San Francisco plumbing company. Interested applicants must be consistently prompt and reliable. This position is the first contact most of our customers have with our ... Additional Details
Medical Secretary/Technician Needed Do you love gadgets and gizmos as much as you love working with people? Love to geek out on science/medical marvel TV shows until way past your bedtime? Then we ... Additional Details
Performs secretarial and clerical duties to assist in the gathering of information and handling of funds for construction escrow disbursements and construction-related escrow closing * Answers phones ... Additional Details
Overview Unit Secretary, Peds/Medical Surgical Creating the best outcomes for our patients requires the right people. At Virginia Hospital Center, our staff exceeds expectations by performing at the ... Additional Details
... or Secretary will be a plus The job is available immediately and doesn't have a set duration, though we would like to have someone stay until September, 2020 in order to provide coverage for ... Additional Details
Associate's degree or graduate of a secretarial school program preferred * Two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience Benefits: * Competitive ... Additional Details
We're now hiring a project secretary to help the team to smooth our project. Responsibilities * Greet visitors and point them in the right direction, answer inquiries, and create a welcoming ... Additional Details
We are seeking a Secretary Administrative Assistant to join our team! You will perform clerical and administrative functions in order to drive company success. Responsibilities: * Draft ... Additional Details
Hiring a well organized, well mannered, full time secretary/cashier at a busy scrap yard in Lancaster. Duties include paying customers for their scrap they bring in, awnsering phone, keeping track of ... Additional Details
Miami Dade College, Medical Campus is looking for a highly motivated individual for the Secretary I position for the Emergency Medical Services Department. Duties and Responsibilities: Supports ... Additional Details