Administrative professionals are essential to supporting organizations’ business continuity efforts amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the OfficeTeam 2022 Salary Guide. These versatile, tech-savvy employees help businesses that operate more efficiently. lean to operate smoothly by taking on tasks outside of their traditional roles and helping to build collaboration between physically distant teams.
What skills are most in demand?
Generally, the most in-demand administrative professionals are those with high technical abilities. Knowledge of Workday and Salesforce, for example, is very valuable. Additionally, employers are looking for those who understand the nuances of how social media impacts a company’s reputation. In terms of specialized skills, administrative professionals with a background in health technology programs are particularly well positioned. Having a college degree or industry certification can also help a job candidate stand out.
Exceptional organization and communication skills remain essential. Administrative professionals have always worn many hats and they still wear more. They increasingly need to partner with business leaders. They are also tasked with collaborating with more people across multiple departments to provide guidance on maneuvering through project management and remote work issues. Employers seek job seekers with exceptional soft skills and the ability to work with a range of personality types.
Here are just 10 of the positions listed in the Salary Guide where administrative professionals can earn attractive salaries.
1. Responsible for medical coding
The Medical Coding Manager plays a vital role in the administrative area of high-demand healthcare. A medical coding manager oversees the coding department, which is responsible for evaluating medical records, coding data, and forwarding necessary documentation to medical billers for processing and payment. According to the Salary Guide, the median starting salary (or median national salary) for a medical coder in the United States is expected to be $68,000 in 2022.
2. Senior Executive Assistant
Executive assistants provide administrative duties to more senior executives, especially in larger companies, and may supervise support staff. It is a well-paying administrative job, as advanced technical abilities and exceptional communication skills are essential, especially in industries such as financial services and hospitality. The median starting salary for the role is 63,750.
3. Facilities Manager
A facilities manager oversees facilities management tasks and teams of administrators, helping with everything from operations workflow to planning an office move or reopening. To earn a median salary of 62,500, the ideal candidate should have three to five years of facilities management experience, with abilities in tactical planning, workflow improvement, coordination and planning.
4. Member Services / Registration Manager
For a median salary of $57,500, member services/enrollment managers work in healthcare and oversee staff who take calls from providers and members about claims, benefits, and other issues.
5. Executive Assistant
Executive assistants perform high-level clerical and administrative duties for senior management. They screen calls, manage calendars, arrange travel and meetings, prepare reports and financial data, and train and supervise other support staff. The position requires strong computer and research skills, flexibility, experience coordinating projects and the ability to work well with all levels of management – as well as other staff and clients and external suppliers. The median starting salary for an executive assistant is 56,000.
6. Medical Executive Assistant
Medical executive assistants also perform high-level clerical and administrative functions, but for executive management in healthcare. The tasks that earn them the median salary of 56