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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 3,2263,383 4.916 3551
United States 776,600732,000 -5.70 8,1908,190

Job outlook

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


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 28.5617.1721.62 27.6034.6541.00
Alaska 29.1420.5123.42 27.7632.5738.84
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 28.2520.1222.84 26.9031.3737.10
Fairbanks North Star Borough 29.6821.7524.37 28.8933.5138.82
Southeast Region 28.2820.8023.12 27.3031.8637.66
Balance of State 31.9421.5326.00 31.1737.6145.07

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
3,371206 6.149.3 39.0
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation879
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation563
UI claimants previously working in occupation251
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 3,228
Number of job position postings 205
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 15.7

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 AAS
Business Administration Human Resource Management Certificate

 Degree
Alaska Job Corps   (Palmer)
Office Administration

 Degree
Alaska Technical Center   (Kotzebue)
Administrative Assistant

 Degree
AVTEC   (Seward)
Business & Office Technology Administrative Assistant
Business & Office Technology Office Assistant Certificate

 Degree
Charter College, Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Business Office Administration Certificate

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

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Administrative Office Support OEC
Office Support OEC

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Kenai   (Soldotna)
Administrative Office Support OEC
Office Support OEC

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Kodiak   (Kodiak)
Administrative Office Support OEC
Office Support OEC

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Mat-Su   (Palmer)
Administrative Office Support OEC

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

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Administrative Office Support OEC

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Ketchikan   (Ketchikan)
Administrative Office Support OEC

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka   (Sitka)
Administrative Office Support CT2

 Degree
Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Administrative Assistant