Executive secretaries provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing reports or handling requests for information. They also prepare correspondence, reeve visitors, arrange conference calls and schedule meetings. Executive secretaries may also train or supervise lower-level clerical staff.
Executive secretaries obtain training through both experience and education. Skills learned through on-the-job training include bookkeeping, operating office technology and the use of data information systems. Students looking to enhance their job skills through education may consider an administrative assistant associate’s degree program.