It’s Administrative Professionals Day!

It’s Administrative Professionals Day / Week, a time that calls attention to the important workplace role of administrative professionals. This year marks the 60th anniversary of Administrative Professionals Week, which began in 1952 by the National Secretaries Association (now called the International Association of Administrative Professionals).

Fast Facts on the Modern-day Administrative Professional

  • Today, there are more than 4.1 million secretaries and administrative assistants working in the United States and 8.9 million people working in various administrative support roles.
  • More than 360,000 administrative assistant and secretarial positions will be added in the U.S. between 2008 and 2018, representing growth of 8.5 percent.
  • Today’s administrative professional holds at least a diploma or associate’s degreeIf you are interested in this profession, here are some online degrees to look into:

Administrative Assistant programs - (Keystone Technical Institute)

Dental Administrative Assistant (associate’s degree) – (Lincoln College of New England)

Medical Administrative Assistant diploma - (Ultimate Medical Academy)

Medical Administrative Assistant (diploma) – Penn Foster

Legal Administrative Assistant program (associate’s degree) – (International Business College)

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

About Allison Freeland

Allie Freeland is the Editor-in-Chief of She has been a professional writer for a decade and received her bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Minnesota. She brings a wealth of information about higher education, online degrees, college life, and career advice. Follow her on G+.