There are currently an estimated 2,536,200 administrative assistants in the United States. The administrative assistant job market is expected to shrink by -6.5% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are administrative assistants?

CareerExplorer rates administrative assistants with a C employability rating, meaning this career should provide moderate employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will lose -159,700 administrative assistants. That number is based on the retirement of 5,200 existing administrative assistants.

What’s the supply of administrative assistants?

The administrative assistant industry is concentrated in California, New York, Texas

Administrative Assistant job market by state

State Name Employed Administrative Assistants
California 239,080
New York 187,490
Texas 180,730
Florida 157,460
Pennsylvania 99,300
Illinois 78,230
Missouri 74,730
Ohio 74,240
New Jersey 63,420
Georgia 62,500
Maryland 58,670
Michigan 58,590
North Carolina 58,410
Tennessee 53,690
Alabama 45,730
Massachusetts 43,240
Arizona 43,170
Virginia 42,560
Colorado 41,420
South Carolina 36,720
Washington 36,510
Indiana 35,830
Louisiana 32,190
Connecticut 31,170
Oklahoma 30,460
Minnesota 30,080
Oregon 28,770
Kansas 28,360
Kentucky 27,060
New Mexico 25,480
Utah 25,440
Mississippi 22,450
Wisconsin 21,180
Puerto Rico 21,110
Iowa 18,930
Nebraska 15,920
Arkansas 15,240
District of Columbia 14,810
Nevada 14,790
New Hampshire 11,710
Maine 10,430
Hawaii 10,170
Idaho 9,550
West Virginia 9,110
Alaska 7,180
Delaware 6,870
North Dakota 6,830
Montana 6,790
Rhode Island 6,560
Vermont 5,950
South Dakota 5,800
Wyoming 3,830
Virgin Islands 920
Guam 720