Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
Let’s get one thing straight from the get-go in this section. Though there are more than four million secretaries and administrative assistants in our country, not all of them work in recession-proof careers. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, the entire profession will grow only 9 percent by 2016. That growth is only average compared to all professions in the United States.
In this chapter, we’re talking specifically about executive secretaries and administrative assistants. These are the folks who provide support for top organizational executives. They’re also the ones on track to grow 15 percent by 2016.
Outlook for Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants