Office clerks take care of administrative and clerical duties in a business, school, hospital or medical clinic. The position typically involves updating the organisation’s records, arranging and storing files, scheduling meetings, preparing and filing internal documents, and taking calls.
Standard business hours
Office clerks typically work during regular office hours, though there might be occasions where you need to come into the workplace on an evening or weekend. For the most part, you will enjoy a routine schedule in a white-collar environment, such as a school, small business, corporation or healthcare provider.
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 office clerk, you only need to hold a high school diploma or a GED equivalent. Employers typically demand candidates to possess experience with Microsoft Office and soft skills such as phone etiquette, oral and written skills, time management and organisation.
Because the position is all-encompassing, there will be some employers who will prefer candidates to have postsecondary education or coursework, particularly in areas related to the company or office.
In today’s environment, it can be difficult for office clerks to advance because of the increased transition to automation, such as document preparation, electronic filing software or phone systems. But the trends do suggest that office clerks could survive and thrive in healthcare settings, mainly because of complex billing and insurance processing. Office clerks can also find employment in places that still rely heavily on paperwork.