CAREER
CLUSTER
BRIEF

SECRETARIAL WORK

CAREER AREA - BUSINESS



Work Performed

Work activities in this group primarily involve performing such clerical tasks as taking dictation and typing, and assuming minor executive duties which relieve organizational officials from these responsibilities. The basic duties are taking dictation either by hand or shorthand machine and transcribing  from these notes or from a recording played on a transcribing machine. Other duties include making and reminding executives of appointments, interviewing and screening office visitors, answering and making telephone calls, and reading and writing routine correspondence.


Worker Requirements

Facility with words; the ability to successfully perform work of a detailed nature and avoid errors; diplomacy and tact in dealing with people; an interest in meeting different kinds of people and the ability to adapt to fluctuating situations; form perception to perceive differences in shorthand symbols; and motor coordination and finger dexterity for some office machines.


Sample Occupations

Secretary
Legal Secretary
Medical Secretary


Related Clusters


Related MPC Departments

Interviewing and Informing Business Office Skills
Information Collecting and dispensing Medical Assisting
Stenographic Work
Typing and Telegraphy