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Office / Administrative Assistant

10,909

Statewide
Job Postings
6th

Out of 439
Jobs In-Demand
36,810

Currently Employed
in Indiana
$12.26 - $18.31

Avg. Hourly Wage
Indiana
$12.80 - $20.52

Avg. Hourly Wage
USA
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Office / Administrative Assistant - Indiana Regions Overview:

The graph above shows that there were 10,909 job postings for the occupation of Office / Administrative Assistant in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Office / Administrative Assistant. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.

What Office / Administrative Assistant Do:

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

Common Job Activities:

  • Use computers for various applications, such as database management or word processing.
  • Perform payroll functions, such as maintaining timekeeping information and processing and submitting payroll.
  • Answer telephones and give information to callers, take messages, or transfer calls to appropriate individuals.
  • Collect and deposit money into accounts, disburse funds from cash accounts to pay bills or invoices, keep records of collections and disbursements, and ensure accounts are balanced.
  • 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.
  • Greet visitors or callers and handle their inquiries or direct them to the appropriate persons according to their needs.
  • Maintain scheduling and event calendars.
  • Complete forms in accordance with company procedures.
  • Schedule and confirm appointments for clients, customers, or supervisors.
  • Make copies of correspondence or other printed material.
  • Locate and attach appropriate files to incoming correspondence requiring replies.
  • Operate electronic mail systems and coordinate the flow of information, internally or with other organizations.
  • Coordinate conferences, meetings, or special events, such as luncheons or graduation ceremonies.
  • Compose, type, and distribute meeting notes, routine correspondence, or reports, such as presentations or expense, statistical, or monthly reports.
  • Arrange conference, meeting, or travel reservations for office personnel.
  • Open, read, route, and distribute incoming mail or other materials and answer routine letters.
  • Provide services to customers, such as order placement or account information.
  • Review work done by others to check for correct spelling and grammar, ensure that company format policies are followed, and recommend revisions.
  • Conduct searches to find needed information, using such sources as the Internet.
  • Establish work procedures or schedules and keep track of the daily work of clerical staff.
  • Develop or maintain internal or external company Web sites.
  • Prepare and mail checks.
  • Manage projects or contribute to committee or team work.
  • Mail newsletters, promotional material, or other information.
  • Order and dispense supplies.
  • Learn to operate new office technologies as they are developed and implemented.
  • Supervise other clerical staff and provide training and orientation to new staff.
  • Train and assist staff with computer usage.
  • Prepare conference or event materials, such as flyers or invitations.
  • Take dictation in shorthand or by machine and transcribe information.

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