Administrative Assistants – NOC 1241 – PR
Number of People Who Work in this Industry
Median Income of People Working in this Occupation
of People Working in this Occupation
40.2% of the workforce has a secondary school diploma
36.1% of the workforce has a college diploma or certificate
Age of the Workforce
in this Occupation
This occupation is impacted by an aging workforce
30.8% of the workforce is age 45 to 54
21.4% of the workforce is age 55 to 64
29.4% of administrative assistants work in Public Administration
19.3% work in Educational Services and 11.9% work in Construction
The employment outlook in our region for 2017-2019 is limited. Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions. Several positions will become available due to retirements.
There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
Projected growth rate in Ontario: 5.1% – 6%
What Else Do I Need to Know?
- This is the second most common occupation of people residing in Prescott-Russell.
- Employment Outlook for Administrative Assistants in the Ontario is limited. Administrative assistants will have fewer work opportunities as computerized technology is increasingly used in offices and as companies continue to consolidate administrative functions.
- Given the large size and older age profile of this occupation, job openings will arise from worker turnover and retirements. Some positions are temporary in nature. Fewer work opportunities are available during school breaks in the summer months as the educational services sector is one the largest employer of this occupation. Some employers are also seeking candidates with basic knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping.
- Bilingualism may be an asset.
- For more information directly from local employers, click on “Professional, Technical and Education Services” or “Health Care”.