Administrative Assistants are the ‘caregivers’ of every business office. Administrative Assistant is a broad job category that designates an individual who provides various kinds of administrative support to people and groups in business enterprises. (Wikipedia.com). The job title and responsibilities may vary. Wikipedia lists these attributes for an Administrative Assistant:
- Strong work ethic
- Problem-solving and critical thinking skills
- Technical skills
- Interpersonal skills
- Communication skills
- Customer focus
- Teamwork and collaboration
In an office setting, an Administrative Assistant’s desk is the hub, situated at the forefront of the company’s command center. Administrative assistants sit poised to receive paperwork and people. Administrative Assistants may also work virtually aka Virtual Assistant (VA).
As with any ‘caregiver,’ the workload and level of responsibility is tremendous. Every ‘caregiver’ deserves a break. Every ‘caregiver’ deserves to be celebrated!
The Center for Disease Control has dedicated a webpage full of Administrative Professional Health and Safety Tips and reminds us “Make health a priority and take steps to live a safer and healthier life during this special week and all year long.”