ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS WEEK
The last full week in April celebrates Administrative Professionals Week and is set aside to celebrate the administrative professionals and secretaries who keep businesses going worldwide. In the United States, it’s estimated that there are more than 4.5 million administrative professionals.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics says New York Has the most administrative assistants at 87,400. Their average annual pay in New York is $77,220. Nationally, the average annual wage is $37,870.
Administrative professionals are the heart of an office setting. They’re the coordinators, schedulers, organizers, and traffic controllers. They have their finger on the pulse of activity in the office and make sure everything runs smoothly. They are an office’s central nervous system. A good administrative professional is efficient, knowledgeable, and flexible.
That’s why Administrative Professionals Week recognizes these reliable employees who step up to the task every day.
HOW TO OBSERVE #AdminstrativeProfessionalsWeek
- Send flowers to the administrative assistant at your organization.
- If you’re in the position, arrange for tickets to an arts event after their dinner.
- Ask members of your company or team to contribute a time when the administrative professional went above and beyond or helped them out of a jam.
- Use #AdministrativeProfessionalsWeek to follow on social media.
ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS WEEK HISTORY
Since 1952, Internationational Administrative Assistant Provisionals has honored office workers by sponsoring a week originally called National Secretaries Week. The organization moved National Secretaries Week in 1955 to the last full week of April, with Wednesday designated as Administrative Professionals’ Day. A name change was announced in 1981 when the observance became Professional Secretaries Week. Finally, in 2000, Administrative Professionals Week settled into its current title.