Administrative Industry

May 5, 2021

Staffing employees work in practically every industry – with nearly one-fourth of all staffing support working in administrative services and support. Administrative Industry workers are engaged in supporting the vital day-to-day operations of a wide range of businesses or organizations. This type of work can involve everything from facilitating communications to helping manage finances to human resources support and more.

Administrative Industry positions can include everything from general office management to specialized support. A number of entry-level administrative assistant roles will only require a high school education. However, Administrative Industry workers can give themselves competitive advantage by gaining proficiency and experience in the following:

  • Office administration
  • Database management
  • Basic computer skills – including word processing, database management, and proficiency with spreadsheet software 

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests administrative assistants with post-secondary education, advanced experience and computer software skills have a better chance finding positions. You’ll find that Certified Professional Secretaries and Certified Administrative Professionals are some of the common credentials in the field of administrative support staff.

Why the Administrative Industry is Important

Administrative Industry support is the backbone, lifeblood and the foundation of any business – enabling every team member to get their job done. Corporations rely on Administrative Industry positions to effectively manage the day-to-day operations. Administrative Industry roles – from receptionists to data entry to sales support and more – end up impacting virtually every level of corporate operations. 

You’ll find that a wide range of responsibilities under the heading of Administrative Industry duties. Because there is a certain amount of overlap between the experience and skills necessary to perform many of these tasks – the odds are that you have the opportunity to gain experience and expand your skill set. That means there’s ample opportunity to also expand your hiring potential.

Following are some of the hard skills Friday Services employers look for in Administrative Industry support staff:

  • Administrative writing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Editing and proofreading
  • Office administration procedures
  • Inventory control
  • Reporting
  • Supply management
  • Typing
  • Telephone skills
  • Verbal communication
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 

But the difference between a good administrative support and great administrative support skills includes a whole list of vital soft skills:

  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask
  • Anticipate needs
  • Confidentiality
  • Discretion and good judgment
  • Friendly personality
  • Resourcefulness
  • Problem solving
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork
  • Time management
  • Work ethic

Benefits of working in the Administrative Industry

Administrative Industry positions allow workers a chance to learn a wide range of new career-building skills. Those in administrative support roles are often required to “wear many hats.” It’s not unusual for administrative workers to be in charge of a variety of duties:

  • Organizing staff schedules
  • Facilitating meetings
  • Managing budgets, inventory and equipment

Even the temporary Administrative Industry support positions at Friday Services have distinct advantages: 

  • The chance to “try out” a new position
  • Important networking connections
  • Opportunities to gain valuable job references

Working in the Administration Industry can help you upgrade your resume and further your career. In addition to the valuable work experience you’ll acquire working as Administrative Industry support, you’ll build working relationships that will help you network and establish your career position and your industry of choice.

Administrative Industry Jobs Available

Administrative Industry staff are responsible for handling a number of duties. They may be required to handle everything from answering phone calls, to communicating with clients, data entry, filing documents, updating and maintaining records, scheduling and more. 

Administrative Industry Positions

Following on some of the common positions available at Friday Services, within the Administration Industry:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Coordinator
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Billing Clerk
  • Call Center Agent
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Data Entry Specialist
  • Executive Assistant
  • File Clerk
  • Office Manager
  • Personal Assistant
  • Program Administrator
  • Receptionist
  • Sales Administrative Assistant
  • Senior Executive Assistant
  • Staff Assistant
  • Secretary

Check out the Administrative Industry positions available with Friday Services.

Friday Services

When you partner with Friday Services, you have the opportunity to explore a wide range of available positions and potential employers in the Administrative Industry. This allows you to ultimately be more selective and make wiser choices in regard to your career path. 

We want to position you for success!

No matter where you are in your job search , we can help you enjoy the rewards of a job well done. Friday Services delivers the experience and connections to help you reach your goals. Friday Services offers a wide variety of Administrative Jobs — including bookkeeping, customer service and a wide variety of other office jobs. Explore our open positions and apply today!


If you see a lot of potential in yourself – so do we! Start your job search and learn about the opportunities and benefits offered.


Friday Services is independent and locally owned. We offer Western North Carolina employers strategic flexibility with greater attention to detail.