File correspondence, cards, invoices, receipts, and other records in alphabetical or numerical order or according to the filing system used. Locate and remove material from file when requested.
- Administrative Assistant
- Administrative Support Technician
- Admissions Clerk
- Blueprint Clerk
- Brand Recorder
- Card Filer
- Claims Clerk
- Classification Clerk
- Computer Aide
- Computer Tape Librarian
- Keep records of materials filed or removed, using logbooks or computers.
- Add new material to file records or create new records as necessary.
- Perform general office duties such as typing, operating office machines, and sorting mail.
- Track materials removed from files to ensure that borrowed files are returned.
- Gather materials to be filed from departments or employees.
- Sort or classify information according to guidelines, such as content, purpose, user criteria, or chronological, alphabetical, or numerical order.
- Find and retrieve information from files in response to requests from authorized users.
- Scan or read incoming materials to determine how and where they should be classified or filed.
- Place materials into storage receptacles, such as file cabinets, boxes, bins, or drawers, according to classification and identification information.
- Assign and record or stamp identification numbers or codes to index materials for filing.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: CRE.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Conventional interests, but also prefer Realistic and Enterprising environments.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Support, but also value Relationships and Independence in their jobs.
- Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
- Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
- Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
- Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
In 2012, the average annual wage in California was $31,640.00 with most people making between $19,320.00 and $44,020.00
During 2010, this occupation employed approximately 23,000 people in California. It is projected that there will be 20,900 employed in 2020.
This occupation will have about 0 openings due to growth and about 610 replacement openings for approximately 610 total annual openings.
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