Executive assistants perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Establish and co-ordinate administrative policies and procedures for officials, committees and boards of directors
B. Analyze incoming and outgoing memorandum, submissions and reports and prepare and co-ordinate the preparation and submission of summary briefs and reports to executives, committees and boards of directors
C. Prepare agendas and make arrangements for committee, board and other meetings
D. Conduct research, compile data, and prepare papers for consideration and presentation by executives, committees and boards of directors
E. Meet with individuals, special interest groups and others on behalf of executives, committees and boards of directors to discuss issues and assess and recommend various courses of action
F. Liaise with departmental and corporate officials and with other organizations and associations on behalf of executives, committees and boards of directors.
1. Public administration - 18.0%
2. Finance and insurance - 11.0%
3. Health care and social assistance - 9.0%
4. Wholesale trade - 7.0%
5. Information and cultural industries - 6.0%
6. Other services (except public administration) - 6.0%
7. Educational services - 5.0%
1. You must have a high school diploma.
2. You may also need a bachelor's degree in public administration, political science or a related discipline as well as experience in a related administrative occupation.
3. Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and almost 2 in 5 have a community college diploma.
The average hourly wages for Executive Assistants is $20.60/HR, which is above average for occupations in the business, finance and administration sector and are close to average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations. These wages grew at a below-average rate from 2002 to 2004.