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administrative assistants in vancouver

Last year there were about 12,200 administrative assistants working in Vancouver, an increase of 2.4% since the previous year, indicating positive growth in this field. Vancouver outperformed the rest of Canada, which saw a 1% decrease in the total number of administrative assistants.

administrative assistant salaries in vancouver

Administrative assistants in Vancouver can expect a higher salary than most other Canadian cities. Due to the high cost of living in Vancouver, it's to be expected. Your salary as an administrative assistant will also depend on your level of experience. You can expect to make:

Entry level: $42,600 to $49,900
Intermediate: $45.000 to $53,800
Senior: $48,200 to $57,700

top industries for admin assistants in vancouver

In Vancouver, the industries that most commonly hire administrative assistants include:

  1. universities
  2. office/clerical administation
  3. company management
  4. real estate
  5. local/public administration

in demand skills in vancouver

If you're planning to work as an administrative assistant in Vancouver, these skills will help you stand out and land your next job:

  • database software
  • knowledge of office equipment (i.e. phones, copiers, etc.)
  • experience with desktop publishing
  • experience with filing systems
  • general computer skills

next steps for administrative assistants

As an administrative assistant, your next step likely to move on to another higher level administrative position in the field you're employed in, such as an office manager. The clerical, interpersonal and organizational skills you learn as an administrative assistant are highly transferrable and can also be applied to jobs in marketing, finance, sales or HR.

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