Charge Account Clerk

Interview and confer with customers that are applying for charge accounts.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Charge Account Clerks do?

Interviews customers applying for charge accounts: Confers with customer to explain type of charge plans available. Assists customer in filling out application or completes application for customer. Reviews applications received by mail. Files credit applications after credit department approves or disapproves credit. May check references by phone or form letter and notify customer of acceptance or rejection of credit [CREDIT CLERK]. May verify entries and correct errors on charge accounts [CUSTOMER-COMPLAINT CLERK], using adding machine. May answer credit rating requests from banks and credit bureaus. May issue temporary shopping slip when credit references appear satisfactory.


Should I be a Charge Account Clerk?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • How to become a Charge Account Clerk

    Most Charge Account Clerks have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9madaa&chl=no+college+%2880%25%29|certificate+%2816%25%29||bachelor%27s+%285%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,80,80
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