Misconceptions About Administrative Roles

Administrative roles have evolved quickly over recent years, and as a result, there are some misconceptions about what Administrative Professionals do and what tasks their job descriptions may encompass. We'd like to shine some light on some of these misconceptions.

Myth: Administrative Professionals Secretaries, their roles consist of a lot of paperwork and filing

Fact: Administrative roles are as diverse as the companies that employ them, and duties can include anything from travel to taking care of office pets. Administrative Professionals can even work as assistants to celebrities!

Myth: Administrative roles are support roles that do not carry a lot of responsibility

Fact: In some cases Administrative Professionals can carry immense responsibility, like attending important meetings for the boss, or even researching, preparing and presenting complex talks to management or clients.

Myth: Administrative Professionals don't make much money compared to other professionals

Fact: Administrative salaries run the gamut - an assistant to a high-level executive can earn considerably more than an entry-level employee at an upstart small business.

Myth: Administrative Professionals work the 9-5 grind in an office

Fact: Administrative Professionals can work full time, part time, or even virtually. This is a career that can be adjusted to fit your schedule as needed.

If there is one takeaway from this article, it is that your Administrative Professional career is what you make it - you can take it in any direction you choose. Are you ready to begin training for one of the most flexible professions in the world?

To learn more about the Administrative Professional program at Robertson College, please contact us for more information.