The role of the administrative assistant appears to be changing. According to a recent study conducted by the International Association of Administrative Professionals duties and responsibilities for administrative assistants have expanded over the last decade. Responsibilities may now include duties traditionally handled by mid-level managers, making them, in some cases, "the information center of the office."
Still there is generally high turnover in these jobs as incumbents retire or move on to other careers. If this career is not your ideal, it can provide temporary employment while you look for a new job in your current field or train for another job opportunity.