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.
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.
As a secretary, one can work as: