An executive administrator, often called an executive assistant, is an administrative professional who provides clerical, operational and personal support to an executive level manager. These roles are often found within large organizations.
Candidates for the role of executive administrator must possess a high school diploma or its equivalent. Additionally, many employers give preference to those who possess a four-year degree.
Professionals seeking additional credentials may apply for either their Certified Professional Secretary (CPS) or the Certified Administrative Professional (CAP). Both certifications are administered by the International Association of Administrative Professionals.
In 2014, the jobs website Indeed reported that the average salary for an executive administrator was $51,000.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates the employment of secretaries and administrative assistants to increase by about 12 percent in the decade before 2022, about average for job growth as a whole.
International Association of Administrative Professionals
The International Association of Administrative Professionals is a trade organization offering career development resources to its 40,000-plus membership globally.