A secretary is a person who is employed to help in an office, and help the people in charge of the office do their job.

By definition, the main task of a secretary is to keep organized paper and electronic files for the business, school, hospital, or government agency[1] they work for. Other common jobs that secretaries do are answering telephones; typing and writing letters; plan and schedule meetings with guests; and manage the website of their office.[1]

In different workplaces, and for different reasons, a secretary may also be called an administrative assistant, receptionist, clerk, or executive assistant.

In the past, most secretaries were men. Today, 98% of secretaries are women, according to the US Census.[2]

In 1952, several groups, for example the National Secretaries Association, founded Secretary's Day. It is celebrated in the 4th week of April. It has been renamed "Administrative Professional's Week" to represent the more challenging roles of secretaries today.

Other secretaries

In government, secretaries are important people who hold high positions in government. Many secretaries in government are in charge of government agencies.

Most members of the United States Cabinet are called "Secretary" including the United States Secretary of State, who deals with other countries.

In the United Kingdom, a Secretary of State is a senior Cabinet Minister in charge of a Government Department.

Other Languages
العربية: سكرتارية
aragonés: Secretario
català: Secretari
Deutsch: Sekretär
eesti: Sekretär
English: Secretary
Esperanto: Sekretario
فارسی: منشی
français: Secrétariat
한국어: 비서
हिन्दी: सचिव
Bahasa Indonesia: Sekretaris
עברית: מזכיר
Basa Jawa: Sekretaris
ქართული: მდივანი
lietuvių: Sekretorius
македонски: Секретар
Bahasa Melayu: Setiausaha
Nederlands: Secretaresse
नेपाल भाषा: सचिव
日本語: 秘書
norsk: Sekretær
norsk nynorsk: Sekretær som yrke
Soomaaliga: Xoghaye
српски / srpski: Секретар (дужност)
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Sekretar
suomi: Sihteeri
Tiếng Việt: Thư ký
粵語: 秘書