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ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY
Daily Tasks
Prepares correspondence, minutes, agendas, memos, mailing lists, tables and charts. Transcribes and edits dictation. Coordinates travel arrangements and maintains calendars and schedules.
Skills/Talents
Strong communication skills (verbal and written), human relations skills, multitasking skills, computer skills, ability to work independently, ability to work in team setting, sound judgment and detail orientated.
Work Setting
Office setting.
Work Hours
Primarily day shifts, Monday-Friday.
Education
Completion of a formal secretarial program or equivalent experience.
Qualifications
Knowledge of English usage, grammar, punctuation and style. Knowledge of word processing software, spreadsheets, formatting databases, and ability to work with numbers and statistics and dictation/transcription equipment. Typing ability of minimum 55 words per minute.
Recommended High School Classes
business, keyboarding, computer applications, accounting, advanced English composition, public speaking, and math
Minnesota Median Salary
$17.49/hour ($36,519/yr)
Administrative Secretary
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