I think when you're looking at administrative assistant employment and what kind of position might be a good fit for you, you should think about two main things: what fields interest you, and what kind of environment you want to work in.
If you love kids, you might like to be a school secretary. But would you be comfortable working in a busy, bustling environment with a lot of people and parents coming through? If not, a small private school might be a better fit than a big public one (though public schools will always have better benefits).
Times are tight, but try to find a job that suits you on at least one level. Maybe you love a big, bustling office, but think the idea of accounting sounds terribly boring - a job at a tiny accounting firm would probably make you unhappy, but if it's a big office like you like, you might be able to make it work for you.