File Clerks

File Clerk, Medical Records Clerk, Office Assistant, Records Clerk

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What they do:
File correspondence, cards, invoices, receipts, and other records in alphabetical or numerical order or according to the filing system used. Locate and remove material from file when requested.
On the job, you would:
  • Scan or read incoming materials to determine how and where they should be classified or filed.
  • Input data, such as file numbers, new or updated information, or document information codes into computer systems to support document and information retrieval.
  • Perform general office activities, such as typing, answering telephones, operating office machines, processing mail, or securing confidential materials.

Knowledge

Business

  • administrative services
  • customer service

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics

Skills

Basic Skills

  • reading work related information
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions

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

Ideas and Logic

  • order or arrange things
  • group things in different ways

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Independence
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Electronic mail software

  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology In Demand

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology In Demand

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
master's degree
usually needed

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