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Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers

General Information

Description

Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of clerical and administrative support workers.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit68.81%
  2. State and local government12.81%
  3. Private, not for profit7.45%
  4. Federal government6.61%
  5. Self-employed4.13%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Business Management & Administration

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$61,370

State-by-state Salary

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$79,240
$36,880
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 45%
  • High school 23%
  • Some college 20%
  • Associate's degree 9%
  • Master's degree 1%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Enterprising — You have an interest in managing, negotiating and marketing, or leading and advising others.
  • Conventional — You have an interest in following procedures and regulations to organize information or data.
  • Social — You have an interest in helping, teaching, advising, assisting or providing service to others.

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Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership

Knowledge

  • Administrative
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Administration and Management
  • English Language

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