Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive (43-6014)

Occupation description:  Perform routine clerical and administrative functions such as drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, or providing information to callers. Excludes legal, medical, and executive secretaries (43-6011 through 43-6013).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 3,6493,816 4.6201 196414
United States 2,536,2002,371,300 -6.5132,200 128,600244,310

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 18.8411.6614.47 18.1222.8427.68
Alaska 20.7613.8416.78 20.1524.6628.99
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 20.8314.4816.97 20.0424.4228.84
Fairbanks North Star Borough 20.8612.8416.52 20.4524.7729.48
Balance of State 20.6313.4016.52 20.2124.9929.01

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
3,607278 7.743.5 33.2
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation987
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation248
UI claimants previously working in occupation299
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 2,038
Number of job position postings 325
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 6.3

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

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

Computer Science

Alaska Career College   (Anchorage)
Business: Computer Technology AAS
Business: Human Resources Certificate

Alaska Computer Business Solutions LLC   (Anchorage)
Access Boot Camp
Access Level 1
Access Level 2
Access Level 3
Acrobat Pro Level 1
Acrobat Pro Level 2
CyberSAFE Computer Security
Excel Level 1
Excel Level 2
Excel Level 3
Outlook 2013 Level 1
Outlook 2013 Level 2
Visio Level 1
Word Level 1
Word Level 2
Word Level 3

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation   (Anchorage)
Accuplacer Testing
AlaskaHost Customer Service Essentials
Basic Computer Skills Level 1
Basic Computer Skills Level 2
Basic Computer Skills Level 3
Basic Keyboarding
Internet Concepts and Applications
Introduction to Personal Computers
MS Digital Literacy Certification
PC Repair
Preparation for MOS Excel Certification
Preparation for MOS Word Certification
Using Your Galaxy Tablet
Web Page Design
Word Processing

Alaska Job Corps   (Palmer)
Office Administration

Alaska Technical Center   (Kotzebue)
Workplace Basics

Amundsen Educational Center   (Soldotna)

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

Charter College, Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Business Office Administration Certificate

Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Data Analysis I Certificate
Data Analysis II Certificate
IC3 - Internet and Computing Core Certification Certificate
Office Administration AAS
Office Administration I Certificate
Office Administration II Certificate
Office Productivity Endorsement

Literacy Council of Alaska   (Fairbanks)
Computer Literacy

North Star Computing   (Fairbanks)
Effective Business Writing
Excel Complete
Outlook Complete
Word Complete

Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Microsoft Excel / COMP002
Microsoft Word / COMP007

Partners for Progress in Delta, Inc   (Delta Junction)
Business English
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word

Southwest Alaska Vocational and Education Center   (Igiugig)
MS Access, Basic
MS Excel, Advanced
MS Excel, Intermediate
MS Suite, Certificate of Completion
Personal Computers/Cell Phones, Introduction
Quickbooks Certificate of Completion

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Administrative Office Support OEC
Office Support OEC
Office Technology CT1
Office Technology OEC

University of Alaska Anchorage, Kenai   (Soldotna)
Administrative Office Support OEC
Office Support OEC
Office Technology CT1
Office Technology OEC

University of Alaska Anchorage, Kodiak   (Kodiak)
Administrative Office Support OEC
Office Support OEC
Office Technology CT1
Office Technology OEC

University of Alaska Anchorage, Mat-Su   (Palmer)
Administrative Office Support OEC
Office Technology CT1
Office Technology OEC

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

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

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

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

Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Administrative Assistant
Advanced Microsoft Access
Advanced Microsoft Excel
Advanced Microsoft Outlook
Advanced Microsoft Word
Application Development with Access
Application Development with Access 2016
Creating Forms in Microsoft Word
Data Analysis: Excel Pivot Tables
Data Analysis: Excel Power Pivots
Data Analysis: Excel PowerPivots
Data Analysis: Pivot Tables
Excel 2016 VBA
Introduction to Computers & Windows
Introduction to Microsoft Access
Introduction to Microsoft Excel
Introduction to Microsoft Outlook
Introduction to Microsoft Word
Introduction to OneNote
Introduction to Visio Professional

WinCertification   (Red Devil)
Basic Computers 15 Clock Hrs
Intro to Computing IC3 45 Clock Hrs
Intro to Windows 30 Clock Hrs
Introduction to MS Access
Introduction to MS Excel
Introduction to MS Word
Keyboarding 15/30/45 Clock Hrs
Microsoft Digital Literacy
Microsoft: Windows Server
Various online courses