PSYCH 105 - Career Paper 2 - Administrative Assistants

PSYCH 105 - Career Paper 2 - Administrative Assistants -...

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[redacted] 1 [Redacted] PSYCH 105 October 22, 2007 Administrative Assistants Administrative assistants are office workers that deal with executives who need meetings and appointments scheduled, personal errands attended to, and office activities coordinated (Kuther & Morgan, 2007). Assistants also supervise and meet with executives, and may also train new employees (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2007). Administrative assistants are expected to adjust their methods of handling each task for each executive’s needs, and perform clerical duties when necessary (Kuther & Morgan, 2007). The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) lists the 2004 median salary of executive administrative assistants as $34,970 (2007). To pursue this career, it is extremely useful to have at least a basic understanding of the office applications (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2007). Interestingly, while the position appears under Industrial, Organizational, and Human Factors Psychology and Kuther & Morgan suggest at least a bachelor’s degree in Psychology (2007), the Bureau of Labor Statistics lists a high
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This note was uploaded on 03/17/2008 for the course PSYCH 105 taught by Professor Peck,andrewvancetrup,elisabezawadzki,matthew during the Fall '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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