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Office Administrators

Overview

Office administrators direct and coordinate the work activities of office workers within an office. They supervise office clerks and other workers in their tasks and plan department activities with other supervisory personnel. Administrators often define job duties and develop training programs for new workers. They evaluate the progress of their clerks and work with upper-management officials to ensure that the office staff meets productivity and quality goals. Office administrators often meet with office personnel to discuss job-related issues or problems, and they are responsible for maintaining a positive office environment. There are more than 1.4 million first-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Enterprising

Organized

Realistic

Career Ladder
Vice President, Administrative Services

Mid-Level Adminstrative Services Manager

First-Line Administrative Services Manager

Administrative Assistant

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