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Administrative Services Managers

Also called: Administrative Assistant, Administrative Coordinator, Administrative Officer, Office Manager

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What they do:
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
On the job, you would:
  • Direct or coordinate the supportive services department of a business, agency, or organization.
  • Prepare and review operational reports and schedules to ensure accuracy and efficiency.
  • Set goals and deadlines for the department.


  • administrative services
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics


Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • bringing people together to solve differences
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information


People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Independence
  • Initiative


You might use software like this on the job:

Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Novell GroupWise
Accounting software
  • Intuit QuickBooks software
  • Sage Peachtree software
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Oracle PeopleSoft


Education: (rated 3 of 5)

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