Current Job Postings
Location: San Antonio, TX
Post Date: 07/07/2016
Below are the most common questions we receive about clerical positions.
What are clerical jobs?
Clerical jobs are positions that require completing day to day tasks in an office environment. Employees who work clerical jobs for a business need communication and organizational skills to effectively perform office tasks.
Common clerical responsibilities include:
- answering phones
- business correspondence
- scheduling appointments and events
- coordinating staff or projects
Clerical jobs are available in many different office environments since all businesses require capable administrative staff members. Clerical duties may differ depending on the industry however, all clerical positions require computer skills, clear communication, and great customer service.
What are some common clerical positions?
Some of the most common job titles for clerical positions include:
- Administrative Assistant
- Medical Billing
- Accounting Clerk
- Front Desk Clerk
- File Clerk
What education level do you need for a clerical job?
Expected Education Level:
High school diploma or GED, computer skills typically necessary
A high school diploma or GED is typically required by employers seeking to fill a clerical position. Although not required, formal training or an associate’s degree may help you stand out among other potential hirees. Certain clerical jobs, like an accountant or a paralegal, will require an advanced degree or training. In these cases, the pay increases along with the education level.
What is the job market like for clerical positions?
The job market for clerical jobs increases each year due to the overall increase in new businesses. The number of positions available will depend on the business markets in your area.
What is the pay for clerical jobs?
Pay depends on your market, education level, skill set, and location. Pay can be either salaried or hourly depending on the business. Wages may range anywhere from $10-18 an hour. For more advanced positions, such as paralegals, the pay range will increase. If you obtain the job through VIP Staffing we pay temps weekly.
Common duties of clerical jobs?
Duties for clerical positions vary depending on the business needs. Here are some of the common duties required in our clerical job openings.
Most clerical duties require computer skills in order to log data for the business. Data entry can include inputting client information, supply orders or inventories, employee time sheets, personnel information, and typing up any forms.
Clear and friendly communication is very important when hiring for clerical work. Communication duties may include speaking with customers or clients, answering phones, handling correspondence between businesses, and communicating with other staff.
Some positions do require accounting knowledge and some form of higher education or training. Responsibility for the accounting clerk may include submitting payroll, tracking inventory, inputting sales, and sending out invoices.
Office Equipment Management
Clerical jobs do require you to manage office equipment. This may include keeping track of supplies, ordering low inventory or supplies, moving inventory around, or preparing paperwork and office supplies for new employees.
Depending on where you work you may be required to use the internet to conduct research for the business. This can include competitor, client, or new vendor research or any other tasks that may come up. Even if the position does not require research, it is still valuable to understand how to search for information on the internet for clients if needed.