For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to work in an office environment, around computers and other professional peers. I enjoy working with computers mainly because they are very interesting and you can learn a lot of things by working with them. I like to surf the net, to create scrapbook pages, and do all my banking and personal finances on my computer. My friends and family call me the “Computer Guru” because I have taught them most everything they know about a computer.
I first started using computers about nine years ago in my eighth grade year of school. I was taking a class in school that involved me using a computer. My freshman year in High School I took keyboarding so that I could get more practice on my typing. It also taught me how to create title pages, and various other papers. I have taught most of my family everything they know about computers, so I decided to go back to school for a degree in Administrative Assistant. Therefore this paper is going to be on a career interest of mine.
My career interest is Secretaries also known as an Administrative Assistant. The topics that I will highlight in this paper are the following: nature of the job, better known as the Let me start by asking you a question. About one secretary in six works in part time positions and many others work in temporary positions. Secretaries and administrative assistants should be well skilled in keyboarding, such as knowing how to type more than 25 words per minute and should also know their way around a keyboard.
As technology continues to expand in offices across the nation, the office professional role has greatly evolved, which forces secretaries and administrative assistants to assume a wide range of new responsibilities and duties. Most of their jobs involve sitting for long periods of time answering phones or entering information on a computer. While earnings that of executive secretaries was quiet well the earnings of legal secretaries and administrative assistants where much lower. The problems that may be encountered are eyestrain, stress and repetitive motion, such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
So keep in mind the next time you say that a secretary has the easy job, its not as easy as you think it is. You have to keep up with a lot of information, you have to deal with a lot of people and you also have to have a lot of knowledge about a computer and its software. The lowest 10 earned less than that of 21,000 while the top 10 earned more that 54,000. Being an administrative assistant or a secretary does not mean that you only represent that position; it also means that you represent the company. Many employers require extensive knowledge of software applications.