General office clerks perform a variety of clerical tasks, including answering telephones, typing documents, and filing records.Work Environment
Although general office clerks are employed in nearly every industry, many work in schools, healthcare facilities, and government offices.How to Become a General Office Clerk
General office clerks typically need a high school diploma or equivalent. Most learn their skills on the job.Pay
The median hourly wage for general office clerks was $16.98 in May 2020.Job Outlook
Employment of general office clerks is projected to decline 2 percent from 2020 to 2030.
Despite declining employment, about 324,600 openings for general office clerks are projected each year, on average, over the decade. All of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.State & Area Data
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