There are several job duties that come into play in the position of being a secretary. Since this type of job can be in many different fields of business the main job duties will include answering phones, taking messages, developing schedules, handling order, running errands, sitting in and taking notes in business meetings, and making daily records of all work completed.
Depending on the business, the minimal education requirement is a high school diploma or equivalent. While most secretary jobs involve on-the-job training, there are some that will require certain skills to start. These skills include a keen since of organization, scheduling, excellent multitasking skills, great written and verbal communication, good listening and interpreting skills, an ability to setup schedule rotations, work in a fast paced office environment, sometimes work long hours, technology savvy, and an ability to prioritize daily tasks.