About National Administrative Professionals Day
National Administrative Professionals’ Day, also known as Secretaries Day or Admin Day, is a day to recognize and celebrate the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists and other administrative support professionals.
One of the five most common occupations for women is working as secretaries and administrative assistants and on the Wednesday in the last full Week of April, Administrative Professionals Day recognizes this workforce of 2.78 million workers.
Who are the people who keep many U.S. business and office operations running smoothly? Most are women (94%), from secretaries and medical or legal administrative assistants to executive secretaries and administrative assistants who as a group in 2019 earned below-average wages: $41,150 compared to the national average of $50,078.
According to the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) History:
1942 — Founding: National Secretaries Association (NSA) was formed and the first chapter was founded in Topeka, Kansas.
1952 — National Secretaries Week: First National Secretaries Week, now known as Administrative Professionals Week.
1967 — Men Join NSA: Convention delegates vote to open membership to men; first man joins six weeks later.
1981 — Name change No.1: NSA changes its name to Professional Secretaries International (PSI).
1998 — Name change No.2: PSI becomes the International Association of Administrative Professionals.
2000 — Administrative Professionals Week: Professional Secretaries Week and Day become Administrative Professionals Week and Day.
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