What does a Secretary do?
Secretaries perform general clerical tasks, generally on behalf of a leader in the organization. If you are highly motivated and organized then this might just be the job for you. Day-to-day life as a secretary includes coordinating various calendars, taking phone calls and messages, sending emails, prepping for large meetings and presentations, capturing notes in meetings, and many other related tasks.
Secretaries are typically outgoing and friendly people who work well with many leadership personality types. Strong secretaries excel at organization, management of multiple peoples' time and expectations, and have a self-starter attitude, getting things done before others recognize the need. People that are successful in this role will usually progress into assisting higher level leaders (sometimes becoming an Executive Assistant), managing other secretaries, or working as an office manager.
Average Base Pay
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“I have enjoyed working with the families we serve and have had the benefit of working with some great teachers.”
“There is not enough training in the beginning to prepare you for what you have to do.”
“Clerical salary is within range for basic duties that other companies however you will go above and beyond in this position.”
“I have been here for a year and have found my move to Air Partner a great step for career development.”
“Stable and good work life balance”
“Good work life balance and interesting”
“Good salary rate and good”
Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a secretary
When working as a secretary, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Word Processing, Microsoft Office Suite, Typing, Written Communication and CPR First Aid.
- Executive Assistant
- Personal Assistant
- Administrative Assistant
The most common qualifications to become a secretary is a minimum of a Associate's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.