Administrative Assistant Job Description

Name: Misty O.
Job Title: Administrative Assistant
Years of Experience: 8
Where: Seattle, WA
Current Employer: I am currently unemployed, in part because I am in the process of changing careers.
Other Relevant Work Experience: Temped as a legal assistant at two law firms.
Education: University of Washington, BA, Communications/Advertising emphasis
Salary: See the PayScale Research Center for median administrative assistant salaries.

Administrative Assistant Job Description


As long as there’s an office, there will be a need for administrative assistants. In this administrative assistant job description, Misty explains why she chose this position and how to best succeed in it. She explains that, due to salary considerations, it can be beneficial to gain initial experience at a small company and then find the right larger firm to stay with for the long-term. Misty also describes her administrative assistant job duties as well as challenges faced on the job. Learn why this can be a rewarding position, and get practical advice from an experienced administrative assistant.