What do they do?

Compile, compute, and record billing, accounting, statistical, and other numerical data for billing purposes. Prepare billing invoices for services rendered or for delivery or shipment of goods.

Also known as:

Account Services Representative (Accounts Services Rep), Accounting Assistant, Accounts Payable Clerk, Accounts Receivable Clerk (AR Clerk), Accounts Service Representative (Accounts Service Rep), Biller, Billing Clerk, Billing Coordinator, Billing Specialist, Bookkeeping Assistant, Item Processing Clerk (IP Clerk), Medical Biller, Pre-Audit Clerk, Statement Clerk, Statement Distribution Clerk, Statement Processor, Statement Services Representative (Statement Services Rep)

Typical Wages

Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Billing and Posting Clerks is projected to grow 5 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as average compared to all occupations.

Projected Employment in CA

No Data Available
  • 5.8%

    Change

    Ranks #32 in job growth rate
    6,110

    Job Openings

    Ranks #2 in net job growth

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Education Level

Percent of workers in this field with these degrees:

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree  (1%)
  • Master's degree  (3%)
  • Bachelor's degree  (18%)
  • Associate's degree  (16%)
  • Some college, no degree  (32%)
  • High school diploma equivalent  (27%)
  • Less than high school diploma  (2%)

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Administrative - Knowledge of administrative and office procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and workplace terminology.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Economics and Accounting - Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking, and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Verify accuracy of financial or transactional data.
  • Reconcile records of sales or other financial transactions.
  • Maintain financial or account records.
  • Prepare documentation for contracts, transactions, or regulatory compliance.
  • Operate office equipment.
  • Calculate costs of goods or services.
  • Provide information to coworkers.
  • Maintain operational records.
  • Discuss account status or activity with customers or patrons.
  • Weigh parcels to determine shipping costs.
  • Search files, databases or reference materials to obtain needed information.
  • Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
  • Execute sales or other financial transactions.
  • Calculate shipping costs.
  • Prepare informational or reference materials.
  • Route mail to correct destinations.
  • Analyze financial information.
  • Monitor equipment operation to ensure proper functioning.
  • Maintain office equipment in proper operating condition.
  • Report maintenance or equipment problems to appropriate personnel.

This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 28.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

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