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An executive assistant is an administrative professional who supports the day-to-day functioning of an office or a senior leadership member within an office. Executive assistants are typically responsible for scheduling meetings, maintaining detailed records, organizing events, and ensuring overall efficiency of office operations. While they may supervise clerical staff, an executive assistant works closest with an organization's senior leadership members.
Depending on their role, qualifications, years of experience and the type of organization, an executive assistant may:
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of executive assistants is expected to decline seven percent from 2018 to 2028, mostly as a result of individuals leaving the profession.
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An executive assistant can increase their salary by obtaining formal education through a certification program or bachelor's degree program. Asking to take on additional responsibilities, especially those requiring a new or more complex skill set, can also position you to earn salary increases in your current or future position.