School Secretary

Perform secretarial duties in public or private schools.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $46,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do School Secretaries do?

Performs secretarial duties in public or private school: Composes, or transcribes from rough draft, correspondence, bulletins, memorandums, and other material, using typewriter or computer. Compiles and files student grade and attendance reports and other school records. Greets visitors to school, determines nature of business, and directs visitors to destination. Talks with student encountering problem and resolves problem or directs student to other worker. Answers telephone to provide information, take message, or transfer calls. May order and dispense school supplies. May accept and deposit funds for lunches, school supplies, and student activities. May disburse funds, record financial transactions, and audit and balance student-organization and other school-fund accounts. May take dictation in shorthand and transcribe notes, using typewriter or computer. May maintain calendar of school events. May oversee student playground activities and monitor classroom during temporary absence of teacher.

Should I be a School Secretary?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: School Attendance Secretary, Surgery Scheduler

    How to become a School Secretary

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