How to become an Administrator

by ceojem in Careers Paths 14/09/2016 0 comments

Want to become an administrator? What they do

Do you always find yourself happly assisting others and trying to keep everything together? have a fondness for organisation? A career in Administration might just be the right career path for you

An Administrator’s duty is to provide administrative support and services, ensuring that an office or specific department runs smoothly and efficiently well.

The exact responsibilities of an administrator varies,  the role of an Administrator will usually often include:

  • Answering the phones and redirecting calls from switchboard
  • Sorting out the incoming and outgoing post
  • Typing correspondence
  • Organising paperwork and implementing/operating the office filing system
  • Scheduling meetings
  • Greeting clients
  • Ordering office stationery supplies
  • Typing
  • Photocopying
  • Filling documents

Can I become an Administrator

The most important skills you will need to work as an Administrator is a high level of organisational ability. You will need  to have good technical skills and a strong attention to details.

Also, you should be able to work well under pressure, and doing everything you can to ensure the efficient running of the office.

key skills include:

  • Good attention to detail
  • Great communication skills
  • Able to stay calm under pressure
  • Computer literacy
  • Methodical and thorough approach to work
  • Excellent team working skills

Become qualified as an Administrator

Gaining a nationally recognised diploma can be a great way to upgrade your skills or help set you apart.

Office Administrator Salary (United Kingdom)

The average salary for an Office Administrator is £16,734 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

Median: £16,734
National Salary Data (?)
£0 £8K £16K £24K

£12,235 – £23,079

£0.00 – £1,511
Profit Sharing

£0.00 – £2,517

£0.25 – £7,891
Total Pay (?)

£12,621 – £22,934
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 17 Mar 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 4,640

Common Career Paths for Office Administrator

Office Administrator, Office Manager,  Administrative / Office Manager, Operations Manager, Executive Assistant Human Resources (HR) Manager, General / Operations Manager, Finance & Administration Manager, Administrative / Office Manager, Personal Assistant, Human Resources Advisor, Human Resources (HR) Assistant, Human Resources (HR) Administrator, Sales Administrator, Sales Coordinator

Popular Skills for Office Administrator

 This list show the most popular skills for an administrator and the effect each skill has on pay.
  1. Administration  –  median salary £17,000
  2. Office administration – media salary £17,000
  3. Microsoft office – median salary £17,000
  4. Customer service  – median salary £16,000
  5. Data entry – median salary £16,000

Related Jobs

  • Administration Assistant
  • Administrative / Office Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Officer
  • Executive Assistant
  • General / Operations Manager
  • Office Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • Personal Assistant
  • Receptionist

How Experience Affects Office Administrators Salaries

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Skills That Affect Office Administrator Salaries

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Microsoft Office
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