Looking for the top business support and administration jobs? Wherever you are in your administrative career, New Zealand has fairly good job opportunities for administration officers at the moment. Read on for helpful tips and insights on the current state of the market to assist you with your business support and administration job search.

About the role

Administration officers carry out a wide range of administration tasks. From organising meetings to managing invoices, administration officers play a pivotal role in the day to day running of the office.

Administrators usually carry out work in an office environment during regular working hours. Depending on the organisation, part-time or weekend/evening work may even be a possibility. Administration officers might go on to work in other, more advanced administrative roles, such as an executive assistant or office manager. With further training or experience, they may even go on to become event or project managers.

Job opportunities

Job prospects are looking good if you’re an administration officer with relevant experience. But because the role has little to no specific training requirements, those with no experience will also find it relatively easy to get a foot in the door.

Many organisations have combined two administration jobs into one to save on costs. As a result, multi-skilled administration officers are in high demand. If you have administration skills paired with skills in other areas like accounting, data entry or reception, your chances of securing a job are high.

If you’re an entry-level administration officer, you can improve your chances of getting hired if you have experience in software, such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Dynamics, Salesforce or MYOB. According to careers.govt.nz, employers have reported a shortage of people with these skills.

Salary expectations and skills required

Administration officers with less than three years experience can expect to earn between $37K-$55K per year. Those with more than three years, depending on skill level, can usually earn between $45K-$75K per year. Unsure where you sit? Head to our salary calculator to learn more about your earning potential.

Administration officers are expected to have knowledge in the following areas:

  • typing, keyboard and data entry skills
  • minute taking and report writing
  • database systems and basic website management skills
  • budgeting and invoicing systems
  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and Powerpoint)

Administrators are also expected to be well organised, have good communication and problem-solving skills, and work well as part of a team.

Related: The 5 Skills Every Administration Officer Should Have 

Top jobs in high demand

The top industries in search of employment staff include private businesses, hospitals, government departments and legal offices. Most organisations hire administrative staff, including:

  • Administration Officer
  • Receptionist
  • Co-ordinator
  • Office Administrator
  • Business Support Co-ordinator
  • Project Administrator

Planning to make your next move in your administrative career? Reach out to one of our recruitment experts today. Our consultants are equipped with a wealth of industry knowledge to assist in your quest for employment.

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