Information clerks perform routine day-to-day office tasks for a business, government or organisation, including completing clerical functions, communicating with clients and the public, and finishing other administrative assignments that keep the office an organised and well-run machine.
Standard business hours
Information clerks typically work 40 hours a week in an office environment. Working in the evening, on the weekend or during a holiday is uncommon. They generally work in healthcare, government and hotels.
They serve as the jack-of-all-trades in a company, wearing the hat of the receptionist, technical support, office coordinator and even manager if it is a small office.
Annual salary estimates are based on percentile wage data collected through the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey of US workers.
DVM / VMD degree
To become an information clerk, you will need at least a high school diploma or a GED equivalency. Although no formal educational requirements are necessary to fulfill the daily responsibilities of an information clerk, some businesses do prefer to hire candidates with at least some college experience.
Information clerks will begin their careers by completing routine clerical tasks before taking on more responsibilities. With experience, they generally go on to become office managers, hiring staff, training employees, scheduling personnel, managing payroll and working with high-level employees.