Administrative Assistants can be considered the backbone of any company. Their duties include (but are not limited to) answering and screening calls, meeting and greeting clients and customers, maintaining executives calendars, writing correspondence, generating reports, meeting planning, filing, travel arrangements, maintain client/customer data records, supervising others, and the list goes on.
These responsibilities require an individual who is proficient in computer software programs, communication skills, negotiation, time management, and organizational skills- to name a few.
It is essential to continue to hone in those skills that will make you the indispensable assistant. Attend seminars and conferences, subscribe to professional publications, get or become a mentor, and take classes (i.e. computer software). Clearly, as technology grows so will the duties and importance of an Admin.