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PART II The Job Descriptions >  Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executi...

Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive

Image Education/Training Required: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Image Annual Earnings: $28,220

Image Beginning Wage: $17,920

Image Earnings Growth Potential: Medium

Image Growth: 1.2%

Image Annual Job Openings: 239,630

Image Self-Employed: 1.4%

Image Part-Time: 18.9%

Perform routine clerical and administrative functions such as drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, or providing information to callers. Operate office equipment such as fax machines, copiers, and phone systems and use computers for spreadsheet, word-processing, database management, and other applications. Answer telephones and give information to callers, take messages, or transfer calls to appropriate individuals. Greet visitors and callers, handle their inquiries, and direct them to the appropriate persons according to their needs. Set up and maintain paper and electronic filing systems for records, correspondence, and other material. Locate and attach appropriate files to incoming correspondence requiring replies. Open, read, route, and distribute incoming mail and other material and prepare answers to routine letters. Complete forms in accordance with company procedur....


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