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Personal Assistant

Find out how to become a personal assistant and work in the administration and business industry. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Personal Assistant is $54,000 - 73,000 annually


What does a personal assistant do?

Personal assistants work within a range of industry, helping managers and senior staff to stay organised and on track. The number of professionals in this industry is expected to reach 49,300 by 2022, with 27,000 job openings emerging within this time. 

Read more about the administration and business industry.

What skills do you need to be a personal assistant? 

The key skills of a personal assistant are clerical and administrative.  A personal assistant may answer the phone, take minutes in meetings and assist their employer in managing their workload and calendar.

  • Communicating with colleagues
  • Preserving files
  • Organising meetings
  • Conducting research and preparing briefs
  • Responding to enquiries
I believe it compliments my current administration experience. I feel I am now of more value to my employer and it has also improved my resume for any future job opportunities that may arise.
Student Q&A: Jayden Tilley
, Business Faculty Student - Business Administration
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Personal assistant quick facts

Working as a personal assistant will allow you to make the most of your organisational, communication, and research abilities.

  • Average Hours Worked
    36.7 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Administration & business; and scientific and technical services
  • Average qualification level
    19.4% Advanced Diploma/Diploma

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from payscale.com.au and the Australian Government's joboutlook.gov.au - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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