Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive

Prospects: Favorable

*According to projected annual openings and year-over-year growth
Perform routine clerical and administrative functions such as drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, or providing information to callers. Excludes legal, medical, and executive secretaries (43-6011 through 43-6013).

Number of positions

2012: 82,680    2014: 83,790

Annual job postings

New: 550    Replacement: 1,090
(Total: 1,640)   

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
Up to:

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
High school diploma or equivalent

Work experience:

On-the-job training:
Short-term on-the-job training

Education level achieved by workers


Sources: New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor.