Administrative assistants and secretaries are talented, versatile people. If you have any doubt, stop by the school office and watch the secretary at work. You'll see him or her juggle a dozen tasks -- signing in a late student, answering the phone, sorting the mail -- all without batting an eye.
Administrative assistants and secretaries provide various office support services.
Some secretaries choose to specialize in a field such as medicine or law.
At ease with computers and the English language. Good interpersonal skills are also key. You'll also need to work independently, stay organized, and take initiative. Office technology keeps changing, so be ready for continued on-the-job learning.