Rather than performing a single specialized task, office clerks / data entry clerks have responsibilities that often change daily with the needs of the specific job and the employer. Some clerks spend their days filing or keyboarding. Others enter data at a computer terminal. They also operate photocopiers, fax machines, and other office equipment; prepare mailings; proofread documents; and answer telephones and deliver messages.
The specific duties assigned to a clerk vary significantly, depending on the type of office in which he or she works. An office clerk in a doctor’s office, for example, would not perform the same tasks that a clerk in a large financial institution or in the office of an auto parts wholesaler would. The HBAS Career Training Center prepares Office Clerks / Data Entry Clerks to be prepared for just about any environment they might find themselves in.
Required Coursework (some course requirements completed in seminars):
Customer Service Skills
Data Entry/10 Key
Job Placement Preparation
Microsoft Excel I
Microsoft Word I
Windows File Management
Quick Occupational Facts for Orange County:
Average Wage: $13.40/hr
Job Openings 2006-2016: 11,680