File clerks manage databases add new materials to filing systems and delete or destroy old and outdated files. They are responsible for large numbers of important documents and records so it is crucial that they follow whatever procedures have been established at their place of employment. They must be knowledgeable about the contents of each file or record and they are expected to keep a log whenever there is a request to retrieve or borrow files as well as when borrowed files are returned. File clerks are expected to be computer literate in a general way although they often get training once they are hired on whatever computer software is used by the employer. In addition they usually need typing skills. File clerks usually do their work independently and not on teams but in most cases their work is supervised for its accuracy. File clerks do not need many specialized skills because this job is an entry-level position. However the website www.ehow.com says that they must have a high school diploma or the equivalent as well as reading skills and the ability to follow the instructions their supervisors give them. File clerks can work for both profit and non-profit companies or organizations of any size. The website www.bestjobdescriptions.com says that the work of a file clerk tends to be routine and file clerks often spend a great deal of time on their feet. Salaries for file clerks depend on location experience and type of employer. On average file clerks earn approximately $24000 a year.
|Education Required:||High School Diploma and Specialized Training|
|Tasks:||Creates new files.
Finds and retrieves information from files.
Organizes filing systems.
Converts paper files to electronic versions.
|Also Called:||Records Clerk
Electronic File Clerk