Billing Clerk

Process payments so clients pay no more or less than they really owe.
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Quick Stats


Outlook
Good

Salary Range
$22,000 – $46,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Billing Clerks do?

Out of the chaos of the billing office comes the master of organization and tamer of paper monsters: the Billing Clerk. In this job, you see your workdays as a chance to dot your i’s and cross your t’s so that every client pays no more or less than her billed amount and each transaction is carefully documented. Any business that wants to make money needs a Billing Clerk.

If you were tracking the elusive Billing Clerk, you might start your search in a medical billing office. Medical Billing Clerks are common, and constitute a subsection of billing work all on their own. Doctors and hospitals receive payments for months after the initial patient visit, and they need highly efficient systems for mailing bills and recording both paper and electronic payments.

Outside the medical world, workplaces range from the offices of Internet service providers to credit card companies. Try your hand at one of these positions and you’ll be answering customer questions on the phone, applying discounts to bills before mailing them, and processing payments on the computer.

Small companies need you to do double duty as both Secretary and Billing Clerk. You wait at the front desk to greet customers, and handle paperwork — or computer documents as your company enters the age of technology — in between client visits. Think of yourself as some sort of Librarian. Order and late fees make up your world, just in bills instead of books.


Should I be a Billing Clerk?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Bill Clerk, Biller, Billing Control Clerk, Bill of Lading Clerk, Bookkeeping Clerk, C.O.D. Biller, Mail-Order Biller See More

    How to become a Billing Clerk

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