The job market has come a long way from viewing administrative professionals as “secretaries” limited to filing and faxing. The profession has grown exponentially, expanding to encompass more involved duties and richer rewards for the right candidates. In fact, administrative professionals at every level—from receptionists to administrative and executive assistants—have become so vital to a company’s success that they’re celebrated with Administrative Professionals Day.

But how, exactly, do today’s administrative professionals differ from those of the past? The changes haven’t stopped at day-to-day duties. From education requirements to growth opportunities, today’s job market paints a very different picture of the average administrative professional’s career. Take a look at our infographic for a clearer picture on the “then” versus the “now.”