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Become A Clerical Specialist

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Working As A Clerical Specialist

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

  • Repetitive

  • $35,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Clerical Specialist Do

General office clerks perform a variety of clerical tasks, including answering telephones, typing documents, and filing records.

Duties

General office clerks typically do the following:

  • Answer and transfer telephone calls or take messages
  • Sort and deliver incoming mail and send outgoing mail
  • Schedule appointments and receive customers or visitors
  • Provide general information to staff, clients, or the public
  • Type, format, or edit routine memos or other reports
  • Copy, file, and update paper and electronic documents
  • Prepare and process bills and other office documents
  • Collect information and perform data entry

Rather than performing a single specialized task, general office clerks have responsibilities that often change daily with the current needs of the employer.

Some clerks file documents or answer phones; others enter data into computers or perform other tasks using software applications. They also frequently use photocopiers, scanners, fax machines, and other office equipment.

The specific duties assigned to clerks will depend on the type of office in which they work. For example, a general office clerk at a college or university processes application materials and answers questions from prospective students. A clerk at a hospital files and retrieves medical records.

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How To Become A Clerical Specialist

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

Education

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.

Training

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.

Advancement

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 Specialist Career Paths

Clerical Specialist
Secretary Legal Secretary Office Manager
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Secretary Legal Secretary
Office Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Secretary Legal Assistant Executive Assistant
Senior Administrative Assistant
7 Yearsyrs
Office Assistant Executive Assistant Office Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Office Assistant Accounts Payable Clerk Accountant
Accounting Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Office Assistant Bookkeeper Accountant
Controller
9 Yearsyrs
Deputy Court Clerk Legal Assistant Executive Assistant
General Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Deputy Court Clerk Legal Assistant Consultant
Service Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Deputy Court Clerk Legal Secretary Office Manager
Practice Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Specialist Team Leader Assistant Manager
Branch Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Specialist Team Leader Store Manager
Area Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Specialist Consultant Human Resources Manager
Director Of Human Resources
10 Yearsyrs
Administrative Technician Administrator Manager
Assistant Vice President
7 Yearsyrs
Administrative Technician Administrator Assistant Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Administrative Technician Administrator Owner
Chief Executive Officer
8 Yearsyrs
Substitute Teacher Account Executive Customer Service Manager
Administrative Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Substitute Teacher Coordinator Human Resources Generalist
Office Manager Of Human Resources
6 Yearsyrs
Substitute Teacher Consultant Human Resources Manager
Executive Assistant To Chief Executive Officer
6 Yearsyrs
Administrative Specialist Human Resources Generalist Office Manager Of Human Resources
Business Office Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Administrative Specialist Executive Secretary Business Owner
Entrepreneur
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Clerk Typist 3.7 years
Clerical Associate 3.5 years
Clerk Specialist 3.4 years
Office Technician 3.1 years
Office Specialist 3.0 years
Support Clerk 3.0 years
Office Associate 2.8 years
Clerical Staff 2.7 years
Clerk/Assistant 2.3 years
Office Assistant 2.2 years
Clerical Assigner 2.0 years
Clerical Worker 1.9 years
Clerical Aide 1.7 years
Top Careers Before Clerical Specialist
Cashier 10.0%
Secretary 7.4%
Clerk 4.2%
Internship 3.2%
Teller 2.7%
Volunteer 1.9%
Top Careers After Clerical Specialist
Cashier 7.4%
Secretary 6.8%
Clerk 3.2%
Specialist 2.7%
Teacher 2.3%
Assistant 2.2%

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Top Skills for A Clerical Specialist

  1. Data Entry
  2. Customer Service
  3. Legal Documents
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Assisted executive assistant by performing time sensitive alpha-numeric data entry.
  • Provided excellent customer services for insured and uninsured residents of Shelby County.
  • Prepared affidavits, ordinances and other government/legal documents as needed.
  • Trained employees on advancement office procedures and policies * Supported Business Manager with budget projects and reconciling accounts
  • Collected and requisitioned orders of various office supplies needed while also completing inventories for the materials delivered.

Clerical Specialist Demographics

Gender

Female

77.0%

Male

12.3%

Unknown

10.6%
Ethnicity

White

63.1%

Hispanic or Latino

14.4%

Black or African American

13.0%

Asian

6.3%

Unknown

3.2%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

71.4%

French

4.1%

Tagalog

4.1%

Thai

4.1%

Italian

4.1%

Portuguese

2.0%

German

2.0%

Cantonese

2.0%

Japanese

2.0%

Mandarin

2.0%

Russian

2.0%
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Clerical Specialist Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

19.1%

University of Memphis

9.9%

Southwest Tennessee Community College

8.9%

Southern University and A & M College

5.5%

Strayer University

5.2%

Baton Rouge Community College

5.0%

Midlands Technical College

4.2%

Kaplan University

3.9%

Florida State College at Jacksonville

3.7%

Cuyahoga Community College

3.7%

Columbus State Community College

3.7%

Ashford University

3.4%

Cleveland State University

3.4%

Troy University

3.1%

University of Toledo

3.1%

University of Akron

3.1%

Kent State University

3.1%

LeMoyne-Owen College

2.9%

Ohio State University

2.9%

Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg

2.3%
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Majors

Business

31.8%

Health Care Administration

9.5%

Criminal Justice

6.3%

Accounting

5.7%

Nursing

5.3%

Psychology

5.0%

General Studies

4.3%

Medical Assisting Services

4.3%

Legal Support Services

3.1%

Education

3.0%

Secretarial And Administrative Science

2.9%

Human Resources Management

2.8%

Sociology

2.5%

Management

2.4%

Social Work

2.2%

Communication

2.0%

English

1.9%

Computer Science

1.7%

Human Services

1.7%

Political Science

1.6%
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Degrees

Other

32.9%

Bachelors

29.1%

Associate

19.1%

Masters

8.6%

Certificate

6.6%

Diploma

2.6%

License

0.6%

Doctorate

0.5%
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