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everything you need to know about administrative support jobs

Do you have strong organizational skills? Are you an expert at managing daily activities and logistical challenges with speed and precision? Do you want an office culture and work environment that fits your skills and personality?

A career in administrative support may be what you're looking for! Randstad Canada is here to help you find your next opportunity.

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Below are some of the most common administrative support jobs that Randstad fills. Learn more about the roles available in each field by clicking on the job that interests you.

average administrative support salaries in canada

Depending on your job title, location, and the number of years of experience you have, the salary range for administrative support jobs ranges from around $27,000 to $75,000. This large range is due to the wide array of support roles available that serve many different functions requiring various levels of skill and experience.

Office clerks (such as data entry clerks & supply chain clerks) and receptionists with limited experience can expect to make near the lower end of this range.

On the other hand, experienced administrative assistants, executive assistants, office supervisors and project coordinators can expect to make in the mid to high range once they have several years of experience under their belt.

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administrative support jobs

Some of the most popular jobs available in the administrative support field include:

Other roles include data entry clerk, human resources assistant, mail clerk, sales administrator, sales coordinator, sales and marketing assistant, secretary, switchboard operator, supply clerk and word processing operator.

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Are you looking for admin support jobs in a particular Canadian city? Search for all the admin jobs posted in your location. Click on the city icon below to find administrative support roles available near you.

what administrative support jobs entail

The organizational skills that talented administrative support staff bring to the table keep businesses running smoothly on a daily basis. As administrative support, you provide the glue that holds together your company and keeps it running smoothly day in and day out.

Your responsibilities will vary depending on your specific job title and the company you work for. However, some common threads throughout most administrative support jobs include exemplary organization, the ability to complete a range of administrative tasks, and top-notch communication skills.

 

your day to day tasks

As administrative support, some of the tasks on your plate may include:

  • answering the phone
  • photocopying, mailing and filing
  • word processing
  • preparing correspondence
  • creating reports and presentations
  • managing schedules and events
  • researching and compiling data
  • liaising with clients, suppliers and other business contacts
  • coordinating tasks
  • basic accounting tasks

Depending on the size of your company and your level of experience, you may be given more or less responsibility.

where you can work

Administrative support jobs are readily available in many different industries across Canada. As administrative support, you are needed in both the public and private sectors, and diverse industries such as government, finance, healthcare, education, and general business.

You will usually work at a desk in an office, though some administrative support jobs may allow for telecommuting. Full time administrative support jobs typically follow a 9 to 5 schedule of 35 to 40 hours per week.

what you bring to the table

To thrive in administrative support roles, you'll need excellent communication skills, as well as clerical and administrative skills. Skill in sales, client interfacing, event coordination, human resources, and other key areas may help guide what administrative support jobs are the best fit for you.

With the above building blocks, and the experience you gain along the way, you'll be able to build a long-lasting career in the administrative field.

 

training and certifications

Most administrative support jobs require a high school diaploma, however some companies (and specific roles) may now require a college or university degree. However experience, great references, and a desire to take on new challenges can sometimes overcome a lack of formal college education.

Depending on the type of administrative support job you're looking for, there may be training or certifications available through high-school vocational programs, business schools or job placement agencies.

where your career is headed

As the baby boomer generation ages into retirement, many senior administrative support roles are expected to open up over the next several years. As administrative support jobs are a pillar in just about every office workspace, there is constant demand for skilled administrative support personnel.

In administrative support, there are many pathways to success available to you. It's not unusual for administrative support jobs to turn into executive support roles, or branch off into areas such as public relations, marketing, project management and other related fields. Depending on your job title and the skills you pick up, there are endless career possibilities!

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