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Administrative Support Specialists

Business Management & Administration

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Work Environment

Administrative support specialists work in office settings, both on land and aboard ships.

  • Military Status

    Enlisted

  • Average Military Salary

    $63,979

Overview

Administrative support specialists are responsible for a variety of duties in the office. They make sure that information is recorded, stored, and delivered in order to keep operations running as smoothly as possible. They supervise or perform administrative, clerical, and typing duties. Theymay also be in charge of scheduling meetings, making travel arrangements, and organizing any other work-related events.

Military Training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Administrative support specialists in the Military will gain skills through classes and on-the-job experience.

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to organize and plan
  • Interest in keeping organized and accurate records
  • Interest in operating computers and other office machines
  • Preference for office work

Related Civilian Careers

  • Office Clerks, General, Word Processors and Typists, Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical and Executive, Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants, Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping, File Clerks, Correspondence Clerks, First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers, Historians, Document Management Specialists, Human Resources Specialists, Compliance Managers

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