Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants (43-6011)

Occupation description:  Provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings. May also train and supervise lower-level clerical staff. Excludes "Secretaries" (43-6012 through 43-6014).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2012 estimate2022 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 3,5663,969 11.340 69109
United States 873,900863,400 -1.20 10,52010,520

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with very high employment opportunities. Read more.


2013 Wages

  Mean Wage and
95% Confidence Interval
Wage by Percentile
  LowMeanHigh 10thMedian90th
United States n/a24.94n/a 15.4323.7036.04
Alaska 24.5225.0625.60 17.4724.3934.12
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area (MSA) 23.8824.6525.42 17.2624.2333.38
Fairbanks North Star Borough (MSA) 24.7026.1927.68 17.2925.7135.29
Southeast Region 23.7624.8826.00 18.0224.3432.47
Balance of State 24.6225.6826.74 17.6024.7235.37

Labor Force Indicators

2012 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
3,793257 6.847.1 35.7
2012 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation1,453
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation894
UI claimants previously working in occupation407
2012 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 5,257
Number of job position postings 893
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 5.9

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: Less than 5 years On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska Career College   (Anchorage)
Business Administration and Computer Technology AAS
Business Office Technology Specialist Certificate

 Degree
Alaska Job Corps   (Palmer)
Office Administration

 Degree
Alaska Technical Center   (Kotzebue)
Administrative Assistant

 Degree
Alaska's Institute of Technology (AVTEC)   (Seward)
Business & Office Technology Certificate

 Degree
Amundsen Education Center   (Soldotna)
Administrative Assistant

 Degree
Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Office Administration AAS
Office Administration I Certificate
Office Administration II Certificate

 Degree
North Star Computing   (Fairbanks)
Secretarial, Computer & Office Skills

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Office Management & Technology AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Kenai   (Soldotna)
Office Management & Technology AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Mat-Su   (Palmer)
General Clerical CT1
Office Management & Technology AAS
Word/Info Processing CT1

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Administrative Assistant OEC

 Degree
Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Administrative Assistant