Administrative Careers

Administrative Job Placement

In some organizations, joining at the administrative level will give you responsibilities that may support those of chief executive officers. Depending upon the depth and breadth of the position, in general, administrative professionals should have knowledge of the following:

  • Adept in Technology — You need to have a thorough understanding of computer software, browsers, and operating systems in order to perform the job.
  • Verbal & Written Communication — it’s important admin assistants or clerks have a friendly and positive attitude when they interact with customers, guests, and other employees.
  • Organization — Your fellow team members in the organization must be able to easily follow your filing systems without misplacing items.
  • Time Management — To be the best resource for your team, you need to accurately plan your tasks and the time they will take.
  • Strategic Planning — Planning skills come into play when arranging employee and executive calendars when unexpected cancellations or changes arise.
  • Detail Oriented — Missing small details in a report or memo leaves a less than stellar impression on the recipient and leaves room for further mistakes.
  • Anticipates Needs — Think the company contact list is out of date? Update it to show your bosses that you can take care of the business without needing constant supervision.
  • Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

Administrative Job Titles:

The core focus of Administrative roles is to manage and distribute information within the office. This can include but is not limited to tasks such as answering phones, scheduling meetings, taking notes, maintaining files, managing schedules, and corresponding with team members and cients. Administrators are vital to the success of the business they work for. Administrative positions vary from entry level to senior positions.

Industries we serve:

  • Venture Capital
  • Technology
  • Saas/ Software
  • Staffing/Recruiting
  • Media
  • Non-Profit
  • Healthcare
  • Food & Beverage
  • FinTech
  • Education
  • Construction
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Cloud Infrastructure
  • Biotechnology
  • Banking & Finance

What Do Office Administrators Do?

One of the main set of duties that may be carried out by the Office Administrator is related to human resources. This may include things such as hiring new staff members, administering payroll and benefits, and handling employee disputes. The Office Administrator will likely also help with communication efforts, which include answering and making phone calls and maintaining correspondence.

Career Potential

Some people think of an administrative career as a job with limited potential for growth, but there has never been a better time in history for admin employees to learn, grow, and achieve their potential. For part of the 20th century, secretaries and office managers served in somewhat limited administrative roles, typing documents, answering phones, and transcribing meetings and important calls. Today, Administrative Assistants have a wide variety of skills and fulfill roles as wide-ranging as a bookkeeper, event planner, and project manager. As the roles and responsibilities of this unique job title expand, the career paths for office managers and Administrative Assistants have changed greatly to your advantage.

How Much Can You Make As An Administrative Professional?

  • With salaries rising for Administrative Assistant jobs, it's a great time to be an administrative professional.
  • According to the OfficeTeam Salary Guide, administrative hiring in the U.S. continues to move in a positive direction as companies fill vacancies and add new positions to keep up with rising workloads.
  • And the future is looking bright in terms of salaries, too. On average, a Senior Administrative Assistant in the U.S. can expect to earn between $41,250 and $53,000 per year — a 3.9 percent increase over 2016 — whereas an Administrative Assistant can expect to pull in between $33,250 and $45,250.

If you want to move into management, audit your skills to make sure you’ve got what it takes before you go looking. The required competencies for managers include:

  • Supervisory responsibility for other people
  • Report writing.
  • Office management/procurement.
  • Public speaking.

Opportunities for Growth:

  • While it can be tricky to prove that you can do a job well if you've never had the chance to play the part, you can find opportunities to demonstrate the skills needed to advance to the next level within your current position. Then, when the time is right, you'll be ready to make your move.
  • So what does it take to move into a Senior Administrative Assistant role? While senior Administrative Assistants are required to handle much of the same workload as Administrative Assistants, they must master those tasks before they can take on more advanced duties.
  • In addition, senior Administrative Assistants must exhibit top-notch soft skills, including excellent verbal and written communication skills, resiliency in the face of difficulties, initiative, a professional demeanor, and leadership abilities. Being organized and managing multiple priorities efficiently is especially critical if you support multiple supervisors, as senior Administrative Assistants often do.

Benefits of working with Premier

Premier is here to ensure that you get the most out of your new position, whether as a contractor or an internal position. See the full list of benefits below, and reach out when you’re ready to consider growing your career with Premier.


  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Paid Holiday & Sick Time
  • Perks & Discount Program


  • Employer Paid Health Insurance
  • Internal Perks & Rewards
  • Paid Vacation & Time Off
  • Financial & Retirement Plans
  • Family & Parenting Leave