Office Clerks, General

Administration Clerk, Administrative Clerk (Admin Clerk), Admissions Evaluator   More Names
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Description
Office Clerks are individuals who are responsible for a wide variety of duties which generally serve to make an office run smoothly and efficiently. Actual duties can vary according to the type of office in which the clerk works or the industry which employs the clerk. However, general duties include things like answering telephones, preparing mailings, sending and receiving documents, keeping records, entering computer data, and organizing office inventory. Office clerks are distinguishable from specialized clerical personnel such as Insurance Processing Clerks or Legal Clerks by the general nature of their duties. Rather than performing a single specialized task most of the time, office clerks generally have a wide variety of responsibilities that often change on a daily basis depending on the nature of the specific job and the needs of the employer.

Job Growth and Wages
Percent Job Growth:  
3% - Little or no change
Typical Wages (National):  
Annual: $23,300 - $39,530    Hourly: $11 - $19
Physical/Medical/Health Requirements

General office clerks work in many places. Some of the largest employers are schools, healthcare facilities, and federal, state, and local governments.

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Career Snapshot

Typical Education:

High School or GED (HS)
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Percent Job Growth:

3% - Little or no change
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Typical Wages:

Annual: $23,300 - $39,530

Hourly: $11 - $19