Administrative assistants (sometimes also referred to as secretaries) perform routine clerical and organizational tasks. They organize files, draft messages, schedule appointments, and support other staff. Although administrative assistants work in nearly every industry, many are concentrated in schools, hospitals, government agencies, and legal and medical offices.

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