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Interviewers

Also called: Admissions Clerk, Admitting Clerk, Interviewer, Registrar

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What they do:
Interview persons by telephone, mail, in person, or by other means for the purpose of completing forms, applications, or questionnaires. Ask specific questions, record answers, and assist persons with completing form. May sort, classify, and file forms.
On the job, you would:
  • Ask questions in accordance with instructions to obtain various specified information, such as person's name, address, age, religious preference, or state of residency.
  • Contact individuals to be interviewed at home, place of business, or field location, by telephone, mail, or in person.
  • Compile, record, and code results or data from interview or survey, using computer or specified form.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • customer service

Skills

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

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
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:
  • Self Control
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Cooperation

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Project management software
  • Creative Research Systems The Survey System
  • FluidSurveys
Medical software
  • Medical condition coding software Hot Technology
  • Medical procedure coding software Hot Technology
Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot Technology
  • Oracle PeopleSoft Hot Technology
  • SAP Business Objects Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$31,410
per year, on average
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