File Clerk I

File records in alphabetical or numerical order.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do File Clerk Is do?

Files records in alphabetical or numerical order, or according to subject matter or other system: Reads incoming material and sorts according to file system. Places cards, forms, microfiche, or other material in storage receptacle, such as file cabinet, drawer, or box. Locates and removes files upon request. Keeps records of material removed, stamps material received, traces missing files, and types indexing information on folders. May verify accuracy of material to be filed. May enter information on records. May examine microfilm and microfiche for legibility, using microfilm and microfiche viewers. May color-code material to be filed to reduce filing errors. May be designated according to subject matter filed, such as Change-of-Address Clerk; or according to material filed, such as File Clerk, Correspondence.


Should I be a File Clerk I?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Index Clerk

    How to become a File Clerk I

    Most File Clerk Is have an Associate's degree or a Certificate. Chart?chd=s:9pzaaa&chl=no+college+%2848%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29|associate%27s+%2840%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,48,48
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