If you’ve recently graduated – or perhaps have been considering switching careers – but aren’t exactly sure of what you want to do, you might want to think about going into office administration.
As we’ll explain throughout this article, landing a job in administration can be incredibly beneficial to your professional life in a number of ways. Without further ado, let’s dive in.
Top 4 Benefits of Administrative Jobs
1. Broad Scope of Responsibilities
First things first, a position in office administration requires you to “wear many hats,” as the saying goes.
Depending on your personal perspective, this might not seem like a positive aspect of the job. However, if you’re the type of person who enjoys variety in their daily professional and personal life, working in administration will likely be right up your alley.
Typically, administrative workers are in charge of duties such as:
- Organizing and coordinating meetings and other such communication
- Planning the goings-on within both your and other departments within the organization
- Managing resources, from staff and money to inventory and equipment
With so much to do in order to keep your company moving forward, you’ll never experience the same day twice while working in admin.
2. Autonomous Environment
As an administrative employee who, again, will be responsible for the completion of a variety of tasks, you’ll be expected to be able to work autonomously.
That is, you’ll be able to create your own systems for managing and accomplishing tasks – as long as the end product of your efforts meets the standards of your higher-ups.
Essentially, the nature of working in admin is that your supervisors inherently want you to work autonomously, as they don’t have the time to lay out an exact process for completing each of your required tasks. So, while you of course will be required to accomplish these tasks in full, the way you go about doing so will typically be up to you.
3. Building Relationships
Working in administration requires you to communicate, collaborate, and touch base with a wide variety of other team members within your organization.
Additionally, since one of the main goals of administration is to keep everyone aligned and on the same page, you’ll be responsible for creating and maintaining lines of communication between departments, as well.
In turn, you’ll not only strengthen your professional communication skills, but you’ll also inherently forge a number of strong professional (and personal) relationships along the way.
4. Opportunities Abound
Taking everything we’ve said so far into consideration, working in administration can be huge for your resume and career.
In addition to the numerous skills you’ll hone while working in an Administrative role, as well as the numerous relationships you’ll foster (growing your network in the process), the fact that you’ve worked in this type of position will be proof positive that you can be trusted to perform well in high-pressure environments.
If you end up wanting to stick with the company you began your career with, working in an administrative capacity typically provides a number of opportunities for you to move up the corporate ladder. As long as you’ve proven your abilities to the higher-up decision-makers in your organization, your efforts in your current position will almost certainly lead to even bigger and better things for your career.
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