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what is the difference between secretary and personal assistant?

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Yahoo Answers Personal Assitant:

A personal assistant, personal aide, or PA for short, is someone who assists in daily personal tasks. For example, a business person may have a personal assistant to help with their correspondence and run errands. The role of a personal assistant has expanded as the business environment has required more responsibilities. Today, a PA may be responsible for screening incoming calls, checking emails, reviewing documentation, sending mail, doing research, scheduling reservations, booking meetings, etc.


A secretary is an administrative support position. The title refers to a person who performs routine, administrative, or personal tasks for a superior. These office employees perform duties such as typing, computer processing, and scheduling for an executive. They usually work at desks with computers in offices.
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