What does a Clerk do?
Clerks offer administrative support in all kinds of different organizations. Generally they provide assistance with filing, answering phones, processing payments, and offer general support to the administrative staff as needed. They may work for large companies, small offices, as part of hospital administration teams, and more. Skilled clerks are needed across all industries.
Clerks don't require education beyond a high school diploma, though many organizations may prefer to hire someone with a bachelor's degree. The most talented clerks tend to possess superior communication skills, a strong work ethic and a service-based attitude. They are always looking for ways to support their team. Solid computer skills and a basic understanding of bookkeeping best practices are huge assets to clerks.
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a clerk
When working as a clerk, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Excellent Customer Service, Effective Communication, Computer Literacy, Microsoft Office Software and Attention To Detail.
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The most common qualifications to become a clerk is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.