Secretaries and administrative assistants today perform fewer clerical tasks and are increasingly taking on the roles of information and communication managers. As the reliance on technology continues to expand in offices, the role of the office professional has greatly evolved. Office automation and organizational restructuring have led secretaries and administrative assistants to assume responsibilities once reserved for managerial and professional staff. This occupation is expected to be among those with the largest number of new jobs. Opportunities should be best for applicants with extensive knowledge of software applications.