File Clerks

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What do they do?

File correspondence, cards, invoices, receipts, and other records in alphabetical or numerical order or according to the filing system used. Locate and remove material from file when requested.

Also known as:

Claims Clerk, Clerk, Documentation Specialist, File Clerk, Filing Clerk, Human Resources Assistant (HR Assistant), Keyboarding Clerk, Manufacturing Clerk, Medical Records Clerk, Office Assistant, Police Records Clerk, Records Clerk, Records Specialist, Support Technician

Typical Wages

Annual wages for File Clerks in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of File Clerks is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • -1.4%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #26 in job growth rate
  • 240

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #16 in net job growth

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (1.2%)
  • Master's degree (4.4%)
  • Bachelor's degree (18.8%)
  • Associate's degree (13.4%)
  • Some college, no degree (31.5%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (27%)
  • Less than high school diploma (3.7%)

Percent of workers in this field

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

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

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • 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.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • 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).
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Category Flexibility - The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Read materials to determine needed actions.
  • Enter information into databases or software programs.
  • Sort mail.
  • Operate office equipment.
  • Type documents.
  • Compile data or documentation.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 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

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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