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Working As A Diet Clerk

  • 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 Diet Clerk 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 Diet Clerk

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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Diet Clerk Demographics

Gender

Female

84.9%

Male

12.9%

Unknown

2.2%
Ethnicity

White

79.1%

Hispanic or Latino

10.8%

Asian

7.6%

Unknown

1.9%

Black or African American

0.7%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

52.1%

Arabic

8.3%

German

6.3%

Turkish

4.2%

French

4.2%

Mandarin

4.2%

Armenian

4.2%

Polish

4.2%

Filipino

2.1%

Chinese

2.1%

Vietnamese

2.1%

Tagalog

2.1%

Russian

2.1%

Italian

2.1%
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Diet Clerk Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

10.2%

University of Missouri - Columbia

8.2%

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

7.1%

Iowa State University

7.1%

San Diego State University

6.1%

San Francisco State University

5.1%

Texas Woman's University

5.1%

California State University - Los Angeles

5.1%

Oklahoma State University

5.1%

Saint Louis University-

4.1%

Rochester Institute of Technology

4.1%

University of California - Davis

4.1%

University of Houston

4.1%

University of Massachusetts Amherst

4.1%

Northern Illinois University

4.1%

California State University - Long Beach

4.1%

California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

3.1%

University of North Dakota

3.1%

Prairie View A & M University

3.1%

University of North Florida

3.1%
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Majors

Dietetics

25.0%

Food And Nutrition

12.3%

Business

11.3%

Nutrition Science

9.7%

Health Care Administration

6.7%

Nursing

6.0%

Management

3.0%

Criminal Justice

2.8%

Medical Assisting Services

2.5%

Culinary Arts

2.3%

Accounting

2.3%

Public Health

2.1%

Psychology

2.1%

Medical Technician

2.1%

General Studies

1.9%

Education

1.9%

Pharmacy

1.6%

Hospitality Management

1.6%

Computer Science

1.4%

Kinesiology

1.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

35.5%

Other

30.0%

Associate

14.8%

Masters

13.0%

Certificate

4.1%

Diploma

2.4%

Doctorate

0.2%
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Top Skills for A Diet Clerk

TrayTicketsPatientTrayLineCustomerServicePatientMenusFoodServiceDepartmentPatientDietOrdersDietOfficeDietRestrictionsPhoneCallsDietOrderChangesDietaryInformationFoodPreferencesMenuSelectionsKitchenPersonnelComputerSystemHospitalPatientsNewDietsFoodTraysPatientMealTraysRoomService

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Top Diet Clerk Skills

  1. Tray Tickets
  2. Patient Tray Line
  3. Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Account for all resident tray tickets; take orders for their dietary needs and deliver food in a timely manner.
  • Trained staff in diet office and patient tray line.
  • Take claims and provide a solution for a better customer service.
  • Process, modify, collect, and check patient menus to assure compliance with dietary modifications and restrictions.
  • Interact with Food Service department on various kitchen functions to meet outstanding patient satisfaction.

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