An administrator's job is to get involved with the implementation and coordination of office procedures and often have the responsibility for specific projects or tasks.
Their role differs greatly depending on the sector they are in, the size of the company and the levels of responsibility. Majority of the work involves oral and written communication, typing and word processing, carrying out tasks using Microsoft Office and any other programs the company might use.
Administrator jobs are important in many companies, as they provide valuable help to the organization. A bonus to being an administrator is that you do not need a degree to break in, and there are various industries to work in as they are needed in almost every company. There are many senior administrator roles that pay well, so rewards are out there if you really work hard.
Full-time administrators may work 35 hours a week, and are based in an office environment. There are many part-time & flexible working alternatives for administrators.
Administrators need good presentation and organisational skills, the ability to multi-task and work under pressure.
It is a great job for people who love to dabble in various tasks and may multi-task with complete ease. As an office administrator, you are be expected to answer phones, sort out any mail, and greet clients.
Other skills that can help you to succeed include:
- Good attention
- Methodical & thorough approach towards work
- Good in juggling tasks & prioritising
- A team player