What Does An 'Administrative Professional' Really Do?

administrative professionals day
administrative professionals day

By Susan Ricker

Administrative Professionals' Day is Wednesday, April 24, and recognizes the significant support and expertise administrative professionals provide in the workplace. While this holiday originated as "National Secretaries Day" in 1952, it has now grown to encompass the many diverse roles administrative professionals have taken on. So what does today's administrative professional do? Depending on what industry or organization you're in, the answer may vary. Here's a look at the many different roles and responsibilities of being an administrative professional.