In the Marine Corps:
Administrative Specialist; Artillery Electronics Technician; Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) Repairer/Technician; Electrician; Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) Repairer/Technician; Main Battle Tank (MBT) Repairer/Technician; Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Planning Specialist; Small Arms Repairer/Technician; Towed Artillery Systems Technician
In the Navy:
Personnel Specialist; Yeoman; Yeoman (Submarine)
Well-organized… resourceful… persistent and detail oriented… with a strong drive to make things work. Secretaries and administrative assistants need a combination of all these qualities. They handle administrative activities in most organizations, including schools, healthcare facilities, government offices, and private companies. Secretaries perform a wide variety of tasks. They prepare documents and spreadsheets, organize files, schedule appointments, and support other staff. They may also buy supplies, plan events, and manage stockrooms. Most answer phone calls and direct them appropriately. In schools, they handle communications among parents, students, and school administration. Some duties are particular to a type of secretary: Executive secretaries work for top executives to handle complex responsibilities, including research and writing reports. Confidentiality and integrity are essential. They may also manage clerical staff. Legal secretaries prepare legal documents and help with legal research under the supervision of an attorney or a paralegal. Medical secretaries transcribe dictation and prepare reports or articles for doctors or medical scientists. They may handle communications with patients and process insurance payments. Most secretaries and administrative assistants work full time in offices; some work for administrative service companies out of their own homes. Jobs typically require a high school education and basic office, computer, and English grammar skills. Legal and medical secretaries need additional training to learn industry terminology. Most community colleges offer programs or courses to obtain these skills. Executive secretaries require several years’ related work experience.
What they do:
Perform routine clerical and administrative functions such as drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, or providing information to callers.
On the job, you would:
Use computers for various applications, such as database management or word processing.
Answer telephones and give information to callers, take messages, or transfer calls to appropriate individuals.
Create, maintain, and enter information into databases.
Arts and Humanities
Engineering and Technology
computers and electronics
writing things for co-workers or customers
listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
looking for ways to help people
changing what is done based on other people's actions
listen and understand what people say
communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
order or arrange things
notice when problems happen
People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
Attention to Detail
Concern for Others
You might use software like this on the job:
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
Data base management system software
Operating system software
Handheld computer device software
high school diploma/GED or associate's degree usually needed
Get started on your career:
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.