Office Helper

Perform duties in business offices of commercial establishments.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Office Helpers do?

Performs any combination of following duties in business office of commercial or industrial establishment: Furnishes workers with clerical supplies. Opens, sorts, and distributes incoming mail, and collects, seals, and stamps outgoing mail. Delivers oral or written messages. Collects and distributes paperwork, such as records or timecards, from one department to another. Marks, tabulates, and files articles and records. May use office equipment, such as envelope-sealing machine, letter opener, record shaver, stamping machine, and transcribing machine. May deliver items to other business establishments [DELIVERER, OUTSIDE 230.663-010]. May specialize in delivering mail, messages, documents, and packages between departments of establishment and be designated Messenger, Office. May deliver stock certificates and bonds within and between stock brokerage offices and be designated Runner.

Should I be an Office Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.

  • Also known as: Office Messenger Helper

    How to become an Office Helper

    Most Office Helpers 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:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29||bachelor%27s+%281%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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