Frequently asked questions
What skills are needed to be an office assistant?
An office assistant should be tech-savvy, should have good organizational and communication skills, should be resourceful and excel in time management. It also helps if the assistant is observant, with attention to detail and is very perceptive when it comes to anticipating needs.
How can I know if I am being paid fairly as an office assistant?
If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for an office assistant, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.
What are the advancement opportunities for the office assistant?
Being an office assistant can be a great way to begin a career in business, and if you are ambitious and wish to advance further, with the right training and experience, you can progress to Office management. A few ways to start your move up is by asking for more responsibility, and always keep striving to improve both personally and professionally.