General office clerks perform a variety of clerical tasks, including answering telephones, typing documents, and filing records.
Although general office clerks are employed in nearly every industry, many work in schools, healthcare facilities, and government offices. About 1 in 4 worked part time in 2014.
General office clerks typically need a high school diploma or equivalent. Most learn their skills on the job.
The median hourly wage for general office clerks was $14.22 in May 2015.
Employment of general office clerks is projected to grow 3 percent from 2014 to 2024, slower than the average for all occupations. Overall job opportunities should be good, however, because of the need to replace workers who leave the occupation. Candidates who have a combination of work experience and knowledge of computer applications should have the best job prospects.
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