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Home » Career Mentor » Secretaries
Career Mentor Details of "Secretaries"

Name of The Profession

Secretaries

Who is a Secretaries and what does he/she do?

A secretary is an employee, who deals with records, making appointments, organizes business and writes letters etc. Secretaries also answer phone calls, use fax machines, computers and copiers to simplify work. They make a point that any information that leaves the office is proper and up to date. Other people working in the office depend on a secretary to keep everything going well.

Some secretaries who have more duties are known as administrative assistants or executive secretaries. Secretaries working in medicine or law work in only one field. Secretaries in the medical field help doctors keep track of their patients, and secretaries involved in law, help their lawyers. Some companies allow them to work at different times of the day. They also might do some of their work at home. Most secretaries work for at least 40 hours a week, but some work part time.

Most secretaries work in offices in small or large companies. Some also work in schools, banks and hospitals. They may also work at home. Most of them work for 40 hours a week, while some work part time.

Qualifications Required

A high school graduate or diploma is necessary for full time jobs. Along with this they should have a sound knowledge of computers, which means they should be familiar with various software programs and should have a good typing speed. Also, they must have good command over grammar. Once they get a job, secretaries learn different courses to update their knowledge. Those who are involved in the medical and legal field need special training.

Where can I go and study to become a Secretaries?

       India

  • Loyola College, Chennai.
  • St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.
  • Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi.
  • St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.
  • Presidency College, Kolkata.

       UK

  • University of Liverpool
  • The Interactive Design Institute
  • Walden University
  • Glion Institute of Higher Education

       USA

  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • Princeton University Princeton, NU
  • Yale University New Haven, CT
  • University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
  • Columbia University New York, NY

Where can I work as a Secretaries?

As a secretary, one can work as:

  • Receptionist
  • Company secretary
  • General secretary
  • Medical secretary
  • Legal secretary
  • Private secretary
  • Private Secretary to the Sovereign.

Potential earning capacity per annum:

The salary package of the secretaries could be somewhere between  60,000 to  2.5 Lac p.a. (Approx).
 
 
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