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  • Answer phones
  • File and organize information
  • Take messages
  • Run errands
  • Type
  • Do data entry or word processing
  • Work to support other office staff
  • Operate office equipment like copiers or fax machines
  • Use specific programs like Microsoft Word®, Excel®, or Access®
  • Provide customer support
  • Help with office accounting


More advanced office assistants could be responsible for running an office, directly supporting executives, and supervising other office employees. Typically when support to executives or high level employees is more direct.


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