2017 General Office Clerks
Median Pay: US$29,580
Entry Level: High school diploma or equivalent
General office clerks perform a variety of clerical tasks, including answering telephones, typing documents, and filing records.

General office clerks typically do the following:

  • Answer and transfer telephone calls or take messages
  • Sort and deliver incoming mail and send outgoing mail
  • Schedule appointments and receive customers or visitors
  • Provide general information to staff, clients, or the public
  • Type, format, or edit routine memos or other reports
  • Copy, file, and update paper and electronic documents
  • Prepare and process bills and other office documents
  • Collect information and perform data entry

Rather than performing a single specialized task, general office clerks have responsibilities that often change daily with the current needs of the employer.

Some clerks file documents or answer phones; others enter data into computers or perform other tasks using software applications. They also frequently use photocopiers, scanners, fax machines, and other office equipment.

The specific duties assigned to clerks will depend on the type of office in which they work. For example, a general office clerk at a college or university processes application materials and answers questions from prospective students. A clerk at a hospital files and retrieves medical records.

Office Coordinator

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Under the direction and supervision of the Academic Advancement Program (AAP) Counseling Director, the Office Coordinator (payroll title of __Assistant III) is responsible for the administrative coordination of the AAP Counseling Unit's programs and services. The Academic Advancement Program...
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Los Angeles, CA

Academic Program Coordinator II

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Contributes to student success by monitoring and coordinating the operations of the assigned academic program(s). Acts as liaison with various community entities, internal and external departments, and internal and external customers while providing the most advantageous customer services to...
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