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Working As A Commercial Lines Assistant

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

  • Repetitive

  • $33,779

    Average Salary

What Does A Commercial Lines Assistant 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 Commercial Lines Assistant

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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Commercial Lines Assistant Demographics

Gender

Female

73.4%

Male

25.4%

Unknown

1.3%
Ethnicity

White

72.8%

Hispanic or Latino

17.0%

Asian

7.9%

Unknown

1.8%

Black or African American

0.5%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

42.2%

French

14.7%

Portuguese

7.8%

Chinese

4.9%

Mandarin

3.9%

Italian

3.9%

Carrier

2.9%

Russian

2.9%

German

2.0%

Hindi

2.0%

Urdu

2.0%

Arabic

2.0%

Kazakh

2.0%

Bambara

1.0%

Vietnamese

1.0%

Marathi

1.0%

Turkish

1.0%

Azerbaijani

1.0%

Romanian

1.0%

Polish

1.0%
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Commercial Lines Assistant Education

Schools

University of Florida

5.9%

Miami Dade College

5.9%

California State University - Fullerton

5.9%

Bergen Community College

5.9%

Troy University

5.9%

University of Phoenix

5.9%

Quinsigamond Community College

5.9%

University of Miami

5.9%

Grand Canyon University

5.9%

Florida International University

5.9%

Northeastern University

5.9%

Eastern Michigan University

3.9%

University of North Carolina at Pembroke

3.9%

Western Carolina University

3.9%

University of Connecticut

3.9%

Louisiana Tech University

3.9%

University of South Florida

3.9%

Fresno City College

3.9%

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

3.9%

Mississippi State University

3.9%
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Majors

Business

35.1%

Accounting

7.4%

Communication

6.0%

Marketing

6.0%

Finance

4.3%

Insurance

4.3%

English

3.9%

Criminal Justice

3.5%

Psychology

3.5%

International Business

3.2%

General Studies

2.8%

Management

2.8%

Economics

2.5%

Health Care Administration

2.5%

Law

2.5%

Education

2.1%

Sociology

2.1%

Photography

1.8%

Real Estate

1.8%

Human Resources Management

1.8%
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Degrees

Bachelors

35.5%

Other

26.1%

Masters

16.5%

Associate

11.1%

Certificate

4.9%

Diploma

2.4%

Doctorate

2.4%

License

1.3%
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Top Skills for A Commercial Lines Assistant

CustomerServiceRepresentativesPolicyRenewalsInsuranceProposalsAutoLossRunsUnderwritersInsuranceBindersTelephoneCallsDataEntryPhoneCallsInsuranceCompaniesEvidenceMotorVehicleReportsLiabilityInsurancePoliciesPurchaseOrdersPersonalLinesIssueCertificatesPolicyChangesManagementSystem

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Top Commercial Lines Assistant Skills

  1. Customer Service Representatives
  2. Policy Renewals
  3. Insurance Proposals
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Assisted customer service representatives with all aspects of servicing medium and large accounts.
  • Assisted in preparing new and renewal insurance proposals
  • Full account servicing for casualty, auto, and workers' compensation risks.
  • Order and review loss runs.
  • Rated commercial lines of insurance for approximately 35 Producers and Underwriters.

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