Executive Assistant

Executive assistants provide support for senior management and executives in almost every business type – industrial, retail, medical, legal, finance, education, hospitality, non-profits and more. Duties include conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings. May also train and supervise lower-level clerical staff.

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Executive assistants will need good communication skills, both speaking and written, are important. Knowledge of business principles will help assist the executive – customer service, human relations, marketing, and so on.


Wages start about $31,300 per year, and median wages are about $46,300 per year.

Career Outlook

Demand for executive assistants is expected to grow about 12 percent in coming years.