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Credit Authorizers

Also called: Business Manager, Credit Administrator, Credit Director, Credit Manager

What they do:
Authorize credit charges against customers' accounts.
On the job, you would:
  • Keep records of customers' charges and payments.
  • Evaluate customers' computerized credit records and payment histories to decide whether to approve new credit, based on predetermined standards.
  • File sales slips in customers' ledgers for billing purposes.


Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • customer service
  • accounting and economics
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
  • understanding people's reactions
  • bringing people together to solve differences


  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things


People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Dependability
  • Persistence
  • Attention to Detail


You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook
Accounting software
  • Financial accounting software


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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