In our review of different careers we take a look at how to become an administrator and the qualities employers look for in an administrator.
What Does an Administrator Do?
An administrator provides support to their employer by completing various tasks and duties throughout the working day. The duties you complete will depend on the company that you work for.
As an administrator, a typical day might involve answering phone calls, dealing with queries or transferring the caller to the correct department, answering social media and email enquiries, typing up documents, greeting visitors, updating computer records, photocopying, dealing with incoming mail, making travel arrangements for staff and scheduling meetings.
The working hours of an administrator will usually be 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Is Becoming an Administrator Right For Me?
As an administrator you will need the following skills and attributes:
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- The ability to multi-task.
- Excellent IT skills.
- Attention to detail.
- Organisational skills.
- A high level of accuracy.
- The ability to work to deadlines.
- The ability to work well as part of a team.
How Much Can an Administrator Earn?
An administrator will generally earn between £14,000 and £20,000 per year.
What Qualifications Do I Need To Become an Administrator?
There are no qualifications required to become an administrator, but any qualifications or work history that evidences computer literacy is an advantage.