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Become A Clerical Aide

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Working As A Clerical Aide

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

  • Repetitive

  • $33,779

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Clerical Aide does

  • Operated telephone switchboard to answer, screen and forward calls, providing information, taking messages and scheduling appointments.
  • Required proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet and database programs.
  • Answer main Recreation phone line, respond to customer e-mails, general filing, and light data entry.
  • Operate office machines, such as photocopiers and scanners.
  • Maintained and updated filing, inventory, mailing, and database systems, manually and via computer.
  • Clean floors, dusted rooms and made beds Collate surveys, process medical records and filed paper work
  • Made/Answered phone calls of parents to register their kids for workshops.
  • Used office equipment, such as fax and copy machines.
  • Sorted and distributed incoming mail.
  • Provide front desk assistance in the fire department s headquarters lobby as needed.
  • Calculated and audited payroll values to be represented through visualization of data.
  • Provide clerical support in developing, collecting, reviewing, processing, and storing information provided by field staff.
  • Answer multi-line telephone system and direct to appropriate personnel.
  • Operate office machines, such as photocopiers and scanners, facsimile machines, voice mail systems, and personal computers.
  • Provide exemplary customer service to the public, Recreation staff, and all City staff.
  • Answer telephones, direct calls, and take messages.
  • Ordered and handled office supplies.
  • Skilled in MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Provided financial aid assistance to student body.
  • Operated office machines, such as photocopiers, scanners, printers and fax machines.

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How To Become A Clerical Aide

General office clerks typically need a high school diploma or equivalent and learn their skills on the job.


General office clerks usually need a high school diploma or equivalent.

Courses in using computer applications, such as word processing and spreadsheet software, may be particularly helpful.


General office clerks usually learn their skills while on the job. Their training typically lasts up to 1 month and may include instructions on office procedures, proper phone etiquette, and the use of office equipment.


General office clerks may advance to other administrative positions with more responsibility, such as executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants.

Advancement opportunities often depend on work experience and the knowledge of computer applications, such as word processing and spreadsheet software.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. Clerks often provide general information to company staff, customers, or the public. They should be courteous and prompt with their responses.

Detail oriented. Clerks perform many clerical tasks, such as preparing bills that require attention to detail.

Organizational skills. Office clerks file and retrieve records. They need to keep records organized to be able to access them quickly and efficiently.

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Clerical Aide Career Paths

Clerical Aide
Data Entry Clerk Office Manager
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Data Entry Associate Specialist Account Manager
Area Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Pharmacist Technician Security Officer Night Auditor
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Medical Assistant Technician Service Manager
Branch Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Production Supervisor Operations Manager
Business Development Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Unit Secretary Billing Specialist
Business Office Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Administrative Support Assistant Administrative Specialist Human Resources Coordinator
Chief Executive Officer
8 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Service Technician Operations Manager
Chief Operating Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Data Entry Associate Office Administrator Property Manager
Communications Director
7 Yearsyrs
Clerk Office Manager Human Resources Coordinator
Director Of Human Resources
10 Yearsyrs
Office Manager General Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Data Entry Clerk Accounts Payable Clerk Accountant
Finance Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Operations Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Home Health Aid Patient Care Technician Medical Assistant
Office Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Administrative Support Assistant Administrative Support Human Resources Coordinator
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Home Health Aid Security Officer Technician
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Unit Secretary Patient Service Representative Billing Specialist
Practice Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Clerk Technician Project Manager
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Medical Assistant Front Desk Coordinator Office Manager
Property Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Pharmacist Technician Sales Consultant Leasing Consultant
Resident Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Clerical Aide Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Chinese

  • German

  • Japanese

  • Dakota

  • Khmer

  • Hawaiian

  • Turkish

  • Braille

  • Greek

  • Polish

  • Italian

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Top Skills for A Clerical Aide


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Top Clerical Aide Skills

  1. Data Entry
  2. Database Systems
  3. Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Executed secretarial duties such as answering phones, data entry, spreadsheets, document preparation, and completing paperwork.
  • Maintain and update filing, inventory, mailing, and database systems, either manually or using a computer.
  • Provide exemplary customer service to the public, Recreation staff, and all City staff.
  • Answer phone calls, return missed messages, schedule appointment, proof read letters, and address letters.
  • Greeted visitors, ascertained nature of business and conducted visitors to employer and appropriate person.

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