A job in administration most likely means you'll be working in an office. However, with the advent of "remote working" admin work from home roles are also common. Most administration work requires skills in organisation, time-keeping, communication and IT skills. As an administrator most often, your job will entail processing information on computers, smartphones, social media and databases. You will need to be able to keep records and may log financial information. You need to be able to work well in a team and be able to multi-task. You might lead on day-to-day organisation at the heart of a team or operate independently working on database entry or as a clerk in payroll or in personnel, for example.
As an administrator, there are no set tasks as each office and each administration job is different. You might need specialist skills from shorthand or media production, IT programming, or bookkeeping knowledge. You could be responsible for scheduling people's diaries, arranging travel and events. You might be responsible for tasks around financial management such as logging expense records or monitoring cashflows. Administrative work often involves the setting up of systems and maintaining routines to ensure a good flow of projects and tasks.