Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
(Except Legal, Medical, and Executive)

2.2/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
88%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
-7.6%
by 2030
WAGES
$38,850
or $18.68 hourly
VOLUME
1,850,360
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 88% (Robots are watching)

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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive' job openings is expected to decline by -7.6% by 2030
'Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive' is expected to be a very slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive' was $38,850, or $18.68 hourly
'Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive' are paid 7.4% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 1,850,360 people employed as Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive.
This represents around 1.33% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Perform routine administrative functions such as drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, or providing information to callers.

SOC Code: 43-6014.00

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Comments

learningprof (Highly likely) says
Much of the work of scheduling and coordination has been absorbed by employees. Also, easy to use design of calendars and automation of procurement and service coordination has rendered their jobs obsolete.
Sep 30, 2019 at 05:21 PM
Tyler says
I had a job as a recruiting coordinator and I have to say it felt like I was a robot that my managers watched after only to fix malfunctions, never to give me something more to do or think about in life. If I had an idea to improve work flow or make the job easier for my team, the response was that my Service Level Agreement responsibilities came first. So with all those robotic responsibilities, I usually worked 5 hours of overtime a week just to get them done and I never for anything else. I feel bad for anyone with this kind of job because it is lowly and surely automation software will make it non-existant soon enough.
Mar 31, 2019 at 01:16 AM

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