On the Job
Executive Secretaries provide high-level administrative support. They may conduct research, prepare reports, greet visitors, arrange conference calls, and other skilled clerical tasks. They may also supervise lower-level clerical staff.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Confer with coworkers to coordinate work activities.
- Read materials to determine needed actions.
- Answer telephones to direct calls or provide information.
- Execute sales or other financial transactions.
- File documents or records.
- Prepare business correspondence.
- Schedule operational activities.
- Compile data or documentation.
- Sort mail.
- Maintain medical records.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having telephone conversations.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Working with a group or team.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.