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Working As A Biller

  • Processing Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Performing Administrative Activities
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $54,464

    Average Salary

What Does A Biller Do

Financial clerks do administrative work for many types of organizations. They keep records, help customers, and carry out financial transactions.

Duties

Financial clerks typically do the following:

  • Keep and update financial records
  • Compute bills and charges
  • Offer customer assistance
  • Carry out financial transactions

Financial clerks give administrative and clerical support in financial settings. Their specific job duties vary by specialty and by setting.

Billing and posting clerks calculate charges, develop bills, and prepare them to be mailed to customers. They review documents such as purchase orders, sales tickets, charge slips, and hospital records to compute fees or charges due. They also contact customers to get or give account information.

Gaming cage workers work in casinos and other gaming establishments. The “cage” in which they work is the central depository for money and gaming chips. Gaming cage workers sell gambling chips, tokens, or tickets to patrons. They count funds and reconcile daily summaries of transactions in order to balance books.

Payroll and timekeeping clerks compile and post employee time and payroll data. They verify and record attendance, hours worked, and pay adjustments. They ensure that employees are paid on time and that their paychecks are accurate.

Procurement clerks compile requests for materials, prepare purchase orders, keep track of purchases and supplies, and handle questions about orders. They respond to questions from customers and suppliers about the status of orders. They handle requests to change or cancel orders. They make sure that purchases arrive on schedule and that the items meet the purchaser’s specifications.

Brokerage clerks help with tasks associated with securities such as stocks, bonds, commodities, and other kinds of investments. Their duties include writing orders for stock purchases and sales, computing transfer taxes, verifying stock transactions, accepting and delivering securities, distributing dividends, and keeping records of daily transactions and holdings.

Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks review the credit history, and get the information needed to determine the creditworthiness, of individuals or businesses applying for credit. Credit authorizers evaluate customers’ computerized credit records and payment histories to decide, based on predetermined standards, whether to approve new credit. Credit checkers call or write credit departments of business and service establishments to get information about applicants’ credit standing.

Loan interviewers, also called loan processors or loan clerks, interview applicants and others to get and verify personal and financial information needed to complete loan applications. They also prepare the documents that go to the appraiser and are issued at the closing of a loan.

New accounts clerks interview people who want to open accounts in financial institutions. They explain the account services available to prospective customers and help them fill out applications. They also investigate and correct errors in accounts.

Insurance claims and policy processing clerks process applications for insurance policies. They also handle customers’ requests to change or cancel their existing policies. Their duties include interviewing clients and reviewing insurance applications to ensure that all questions have been answered. They also notify insurance agents and accounting departments of policy cancellations or changes.

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How To Become A Biller

A high school diploma or equivalent is typically required for most financial clerk jobs. These workers usually learn their duties through on-the-job training.

Education

Financial clerks typically need a high school diploma or equivalent to enter the occupation. Employers of brokerage clerks may prefer candidates who have taken some college courses in business or economics and, in some cases, require a 2- or 4-year college degree.

Training

Most financial clerks learn how to do their job duties through on-the-job training. Some formal technical training also may be necessary; for example, gaming cage workers may need training in specific gaming regulations and procedures.

Advancement

Financial clerks can advance to related occupations in finance. For example, a loan interviewer or clerk can become a loan officer, and a brokerage clerk can become a securities, commodities, or financial services sales agent, after obtaining the required education and license.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Financial clerks should have good communication skills so that they can explain policies and procedures to colleagues and customers.

Math skills. The job duties of financial clerks, including calculating charges and checking credit scores, require basic math skills.

Organizational skills. Strong organizational skills are important for financial clerks because they must be able to find files quickly and efficiently.

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Biller Career Paths

Biller
Office Manager Accounts Payable Clerk Accounts Receivable Specialist
Accounts Receivable Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Billing Coder Medical Biller Coder Billing Specialist
Billing Office Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Billing Coder Physician Billing Representative
Billing/Collection Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Specialist Staff Accountant Business Office Manager
Business Office Director
9 Yearsyrs
Accounts Receivable Specialist Account Manager Billing Specialist
Business Office Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Account Representative Collector
Collections Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Medical Coder Auditor Controller
Finance Services Director
10 Yearsyrs
Medical Coder Director Of Information Management
Health Information Management Director
7 Yearsyrs
Billing Manager Bookkeeper Billing Specialist
Medical Billing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Office Clerk Billing Specialist Billing Representative
Medical Billing Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Office Clerk Home Health Aid Patient Care Manager
Medical Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Business Office Manager Bill Collector Medical Biller Coder
Medical Office Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Accounts Receivable Specialist Accountant Human Resources Coordinator
Office Manager Of Human Resources
7 Yearsyrs
Accountant Finance Specialist Finance Counselor
Patient Account Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Business Office Manager Business Manager Billing Manager
Patient Services Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Billing Manager Revenue Manager
Revenue Director
13 Yearsyrs
Accountant Business Manager Billing Manager
Revenue Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Specialist Account Manager Billing Specialist
Senior Billing Specialist
6 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Insurance Biller 2.9 years
Billing Specialist 2.9 years
Billing Coder 2.6 years
Billing Associate 2.6 years
Bill Poster 2.5 years
Billing Assistant 2.1 years
Biller 2.0 years
Top Employers Before
Cashier 6.3%
Teller 3.2%
Secretary 3.1%
Internship 3.1%
Top Employers After
Cashier 4.2%
Teller 3.2%
Manager 3.2%
Secretary 3.0%
Specialist 2.6%
Supervisor 2.6%

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Biller Demographics

Gender

Female

86.4%

Male

11.8%

Unknown

1.8%
Ethnicity

White

60.2%

Hispanic or Latino

19.3%

Black or African American

10.2%

Asian

7.1%

Unknown

3.3%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

63.2%

French

6.9%

Russian

4.6%

Carrier

4.6%

Portuguese

2.3%

Mandarin

2.3%

Italian

2.3%

Swedish

1.1%

Filipino

1.1%

Greek

1.1%

Dakota

1.1%

Cantonese

1.1%

Japanese

1.1%

Tatar

1.1%

Burmese

1.1%

Tagalog

1.1%

Polish

1.1%

Korean

1.1%

Kazakh

1.1%
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Biller Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

16.7%

Ultimate Medical Academy - Clearwater

7.6%

Strayer University

6.8%

Macomb Community College

5.3%

Glendale Community College

5.3%

Baker College

5.3%

Kaplan University

5.3%

Ashford University

4.5%

University of Houston

4.5%

Moraine Valley Community College

4.5%

Henry Ford College

3.8%

University of California - Davis

3.8%

American InterContinental University

3.8%

Ross Medical Education Center

3.8%

Branford Hall Career Institute - Branford Campus

3.8%

Mercy College - Dobbs Ferry

3.0%

Valencia College

3.0%

Georgia State University

3.0%

Nassau Community College

3.0%

Delgado Community College

3.0%
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Majors

Health Care Administration

24.1%

Business

20.2%

Accounting

11.3%

Medical Assisting Services

5.2%

Insurance

5.1%

Psychology

4.5%

General Studies

3.8%

Management

3.6%

Criminal Justice

3.6%

Nursing

2.8%

Liberal Arts

2.1%

Computer Information Systems

2.1%

Finance

1.7%

Computer Science

1.6%

Biology

1.5%

Social Work

1.4%

English

1.4%

Education

1.4%

Medical Technician

1.4%

Cosmetology

1.2%
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Degrees

Other

34.4%

Bachelors

23.8%

Associate

19.9%

Certificate

10.6%

Diploma

5.6%

Masters

4.4%

License

1.0%

Doctorate

0.2%
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Top Skills for A Biller

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  1. Insurance Companies
  2. Medicaid
  3. Data Entry
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Submitted medical claims to insurance companies, electronically and manually.
  • Checked for Medicaid eligibility and utilized Interchange system daily to input or correct claims.
  • Performed data entry functions accurately and at a high level of productivity.
  • Coordinate with Customer Service and Manufacturing to obtain information related to customer account and orders.
  • Protect and maintain confidentiality of patient information and handle with discretion and integrity.

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