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What is a Secretary?

A secretary is now more commonly known by other titles such as Administrative Assistant, Executive Assistant, Personal Assistant, Office Administrator or Office Assistant although it seems the title of secretary has been making a comeback in recent years. The titles may vary but all carry out administrative tasks.

A secretary is one who supports management using their management and organizational skills and ensures the office runs smoothly and efficiently.  There are different types of secretaries such as an office secretary, a medical secretary or a legal secretary.

Job Description of a Secretary

An Office Secretary can perform a variety of duties depending on the type and size of office they are working in.

  • Answering phones and greeting visitors
  • Managing correspondence
  • Scheduling meetings and appointments
  • Coordinating meeting arrangements, including travel and meeting materials
  • Keeping track of schedules
  • Managing the filing system (electronic and paper system)
  • May also deal with human resources paperwork
  • May be involved in budgeting and bookkeeping

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