Thesaurus wrote:How many professional/office workers outside of the law actually have secretaries though?
Well, there's a difference between "professionals" and "office workers." Most people who work in an office are performing various clerical and administrative tasks [insert joke about copying and pasting rog responses here], and those office workers generally don't have secretaries.
As far as professionals go, I'd say most professionals have secretaries or their equivalent, though it varies from sector to sector. Secretaries are common in business and finance, but less common in medicine. There are fewer secretaries in tech, but engineers never really did depend on secretaries in the same way that other professionals did. Once you get on the business side of tech, you find roughly the same secretary/admin-assistant arrangements that you find in other professions.