Administrators assist the everyday management of a business and will commonly be responsible for tasks such as data entry, dealing with phone queries, managing schedules and creating reports. The majority of employees will be office based and work a standard 40 hour week, however part time roles are frequently available in the industry.
Salaries for administration personnel will likely depend on the exact role, experience and the organisation / industry. Entry level, junior or assistant positions can expect earnings of £12K-£16K per annum, however office manager or executive roles can see this rise to £26K-£30K+.
There isn't typically a high level of academic requirements needed to enter the administration sector although courses are available to make candidates more competitive in the marketplace. Necessary qualifications may be industry specific but favourable diplomas and degrees include business studies, management studies and government administration. Employers will also look to candidates with experience as well as qualifications; so voluntary or part time work in a junior role is recommended. You can learn more about how to become an administrator over here at Prospects.