Frequently asked questions

Common questions about being a Personal Assistant

What are the hours like for a personal assistant?

The hours for personal assistants are inconsistent and fluctuate based on the employer's needs. Some positions are part-time, and others can exceed the 40-hour full-time work week. In some cases, personal assistants must work odd hours to support the needs of the employer, especially during busy seasons or special projects.

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As a personal assistant how can I know if I am being paid fairly?

If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for a position, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.

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Are personal assistants expected to earn a college degree?

Qualifications for personal assistant are different for each position but what is most beneficial will be the skills you have to offer and any experience you can apply to the demands of the job. Although some employers may find it commendable for a personal assistant to seek further education, for most it is not a requirement.

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Is being a personal assistant stressful?

Are personal assistants expected to adhere to an inflexible schedule?

Are personal assistants expected to memorize schedules?

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