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Brokerage Clerks

Also called: Registered Sales Assistant, Sales Assistant, Sales Trader, Trading Assistant

What they do:
Perform duties related to the purchase, sale or holding of securities. Duties include writing orders for stock purchases or sales, computing transfer taxes, verifying stock transactions, accepting and delivering securities, tracking stock price fluctuations, computing equity, distributing dividends, and keeping records of daily transactions and holdings.
On the job, you would:
  • Correspond with customers and confer with coworkers to answer inquiries, discuss market fluctuations, or resolve account problems.
  • Record and document security transactions, such as purchases, sales, conversions, redemptions, and payments, using computers, accounting ledgers, or certificate records.
  • Schedule and coordinate transfer and delivery of security certificates between companies, departments, and customers.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • listen and understand what people say
Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality

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

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Desktop communications software
  • Online trading software
  • WiredRed Software e/pop Basic
Customer relationship management CRM software
  • FrontRange Solutions Goldmine software
  • Royal Alliance VISION2020 Core

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
some college
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$45,450
per year, on average
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