Executive Assistant Job Outlook and Stats!

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executive assistantIf you’re not familiar with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it’s an information geek’s heaven. You can find so much amazing information about almost any career. We thought it would be fun to shed some light on a few of the tidbits provided in the 2014 BLS Occupational Employment and Wages Report. Without further ado, here are some of the most interesting statistics in this report.

It’s well known that executive assistants can work in a variety of industries—it’s one of the biggest appeals of this career. You can find the industry you are passionate about and focus your employment efforts there. If you’re looking to work in an industry that employs a lot of executive assistants, the top 5 industries that employ the most are:

1. Colleges, universities, and professional schools
2. Local governments
3. State governments
4. Management of companies and enterprises
5. Elementary and secondary schools

If you’re more interested in looking for industries that pay their executive assistants very well, maybe you should consider these ones:

1. Beer, wine, and liquor stores are at the top with a mean hourly wage of $35.02. That’s a lot of money!
2. Satellite telecommunications come in a close second with a mean hourly wage of $34.14.
3. If you’re the Wall-Street type, securities and commodity exchanges come in third with a mean hourly wage of $33.16.
4. Monetary authorities (banks, financial analysis, etc.) pay very well too at a mean hourly wage of $32.89.
5. If you’re a lover of clothes and consumables, apparel, piece goods, and notions merchant wholesalers (that’s a mouthful) pay competitively at a mean hourly wage of $32.22.

If you live in one of the following states, you might have a fair amount of competition. These states have the highest employment level in this occupation:

1. California
2. New York
3. Texas
4. Florida
5. Illinois

Rejoice if you live in one of these top paying states, though!

1. New York
2. Connecticut
3. New Jersey
4. Maryland
5. District of Columbia

There are tons of additional tidbits at the BLS.gov website. You can find the full report here. Were you surprised by any of the information? Did you find anything else interesting in the report? Leave it in the comments below!


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