Administrative Professionals’ Day (also known as Secretary’s Day) is celebrated each year to acknowledge the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists and other support professionals. This year the observance is acknowledge on April 27th. Having its foundation as National Secretaries Week, created in 1952 by New York publicist Harry F. Klemfuss, today Administrative Professional’s Day is one of the most recognized workplace observances. Klemfuss recognized the contributions that administrative support staff brings to the labor force, and we encourage all employers to join in recognizing these individuals and their contribution. Here are some fast facts about Administrative Professionals (U.S. Department of Labor):
- Nearly 10 million professional occupations are projected thru 2018, including:
- 4.8 million secretaries and administrative assistants
- 1.8 million executive secretaries and administrative assistants
- 312 thousand legal secretaries
- 600 thousand medical secretaries
- 2.1 million other secretarial positions
- Median annual wages of secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive, were $29,050 in May 2008.
- Median annual wages of executive secretaries and administrative assistants were $40,030 in May 2008
- Median annual wages of legal secretaries were $39,860 in May 2008
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