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Working As A Typist

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

  • Repetitive

  • $29,580

    Average Salary

What Does A Typist 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 Typist

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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Typist Career Paths

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Data Entry Associate Billing Specialist Specialist
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Medical Transcriptionist Quality Assurance Business Analyst
Assistant Vice President
7 Yearsyrs
Clerk Technician Service Manager
Branch Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Paralegal Case Manager Program Manager
Business Development Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Data Entry Clerk Billing Specialist
Business Office Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Paralegal Attorney Office Manager
Chief Executive Officer
8 Yearsyrs
Administrator Secretary Office Administrator Operations Manager
Chief Operating Officer
11 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
Executive Secretary Office Administrator Operations Manager
Marketing Director
7 Yearsyrs
Executive Secretary Human Resources Coordinator Program Manager
Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Legal Assistant Legal Secretary
Office Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Clerk Office Manager Operations Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Data Entry Associate Office Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Medical Transcriptionist Registered Nurse Clinical Manager
Practice Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Administrator Secretary Human Resources Coordinator Chief Executive Officer
President/Chief Executive Officer
10 Yearsyrs
Billing Specialist Accountant Business Analyst
Product Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Legal Assistant Paralegal Office Manager
Property Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Billing Specialist Specialist Account Manager
Sales Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Typist Demographics

Gender

Female

87.1%

Male

11.4%

Unknown

1.5%
Ethnicity

White

81.6%

Hispanic or Latino

9.4%

Asian

6.8%

Unknown

1.5%

Black or African American

0.7%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

54.3%

French

11.4%

Chinese

4.3%

Japanese

4.3%

Portuguese

2.9%

Mandarin

2.9%

German

2.9%

Russian

2.9%

Vietnamese

1.4%

Romanian

1.4%

Amharic

1.4%

Carrier

1.4%

Hebrew

1.4%

Urdu

1.4%

Polish

1.4%

Arabic

1.4%

Cantonese

1.4%

Korean

1.4%
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Typist Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

23.9%

Liberty University

8.5%

Kaplan University

5.7%

Ashford University

5.1%

Georgia State University

4.5%

Wayne State University

4.0%

Glendale Community College

4.0%

Kent State University

4.0%

Miami Dade College

4.0%

Sam Houston State University

4.0%

Strayer University

4.0%

Onondaga Community College

3.4%

Suffolk County Community College

3.4%

Des Moines Area Community College

3.4%

University of Missouri - Columbia

3.4%

Southern New Hampshire University

3.4%

Tyler Junior College

2.8%

Argosy University-Phoenix

2.8%

Nassau Community College

2.8%

Quinsigamond Community College

2.8%
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Majors

Business

25.4%

Health Care Administration

8.8%

Accounting

6.3%

Secretarial And Administrative Science

6.0%

Criminal Justice

5.9%

Psychology

5.8%

English

5.0%

Legal Support Services

4.5%

Liberal Arts

4.4%

Education

3.4%

Nursing

3.3%

Computer Science

3.2%

Communication

2.8%

Medical Assisting Services

2.7%

General Studies

2.6%

Computer Information Systems

2.3%

Elementary Education

2.1%

General Education, Specific Areas

2.0%

Human Resources Management

1.8%

Human Services

1.8%
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Degrees

Other

36.1%

Bachelors

26.8%

Associate

18.4%

Certificate

7.7%

Masters

7.0%

Diploma

3.3%

License

0.4%

Doctorate

0.3%
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Top Skills for A Typist

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Top Typist Skills

  1. Data Entry
  2. Customer Service
  3. Computer Database
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Filled out corrections and status log sheets for Data Entry.
  • Ensured quality customer service was provided.
  • Entered data into computer database.
  • Assist in reception duties such as faxing correspondence, answering phone calls, greeting the public and sorting.
  • Organize and type curriculum guides; Distribute curriculum guides to appropriate personnel

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