Clerk Typist

Operate typewriter or computer in performance of routine clerical duties.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$23,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Clerk Typists do?

Compiles data and operates typewriter or computer in performance of routine clerical duties to maintain business records and reports: Types reports, business correspondence, application forms, shipping tickets, and other material. Files records and reports, posts information to records, sorts and distributes mail, answers telephone, and performs similar duties. May compute amounts, using adding or calculating machine. May type on or from specialized forms and be designated Guest-History Clerk; Storage-Receipt Poster. May compile reports and type prescription data on labels in hospital pharmacy and be designated Dispensary Clerk. May be designated: Collection-Card Clerk; Motor-Pool Clerk; Order Clerk; Policy-Issue Clerk. May operate telex machine to produce records and reports.


Should I be a Clerk Typist?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Application-Register Clerk, Bordereau Clerk, Dispensary Clerk, Endorsement Clerk, Guest-History Clerk See More

    How to become a Clerk Typist

    Most Clerk Typists have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9plaaa&chl=no+college+%2870%25%29|certificate+%2817%25%29|associate%27s+%2813%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,70,70
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