Administrative Assistant Jobs in Chicago, IL
Beacon Hill Staffing Group, LLC
$35 / Per Hour
Beacon Hill Staffing Group, LLC
$38000 - $42000 / Per Year
Silgan Containers LLC
$15 / Per Hour
WEST CHICAGO, IL
North Chicago, IL
Systems Support Alternatives (SSA Inc.)
Lake Forest, IL
Swan Analytical USA
$40000 - $50000 / Per Year
Chicago Administrative Assistant Jobs Overview
Just about every organization needs someone who can keep its employees and office in order. Many companies hire administrative assistants to take on daily office duties so management can focus on other tasks. Administrative assistant jobs are available to people with a high school diploma and basic office skills.
Your day-to-day duties as an administrative assistant will include answering phone calls, taking messages, transferring calls, scheduling appointments, updating calendars, and setting up meetings. You'll also handle incoming and outgoing faxes, write office memos, create reports, edit documents, and maintain databases. You may work in a small office, medical facility, school, government office, law firm, or for the top executive of a corporation.
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About Working in Chicago, Illinois
If you're going to Chicago to experience "da Bears," deep-dish pizza, and windy streets, native Chicagoans say "fogetta 'bout it!" While these have made Chicago famous, you'll find many locals eating thin-crust, tavern-style pie. Plus, the city isn't on any list of the windiest cities in the U.S.—a local newspaper named it "The Windy City" after the Chicago elite's propensity toward boastfulness and self-promotion. And while the Chicago jobs list (hit jobs, that is) includes notorious mobsters from Chicago like Al Capone, John Dillinger, and Baby Face Nelson, linguists are noticing that the "Chicago accent" is disappearing.
However, there's a reason Condé Nast Traveler has named Chicago the "best big city in the U.S." Chicago is home to top universities, including Northwestern University, Wheaton College, and Valparaiso. And if you're looking for Chicago jobs, you can relocate to any one of the city's unique neighborhoods, such as North Center with its cozy Irish pubs and breweries or Uptown, the lively entertainment district. For those who want to live further out from the city, you can also find jobs in popular suburbs including Cicero, Oak Park, and Evanston.
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How Much Do Administrative Assistant Jobs Pay in Chicago, Illinois?
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