In the electronic age, organizations need to transfer paper documents into electronic files. The imaging clerk's primary role is to manage this process. Duties include taking paper files, scanning and uploading the images to a computer, organizing the files for easy retrieval, letting internal or external clients know that files have been stored, and sending out electronic copies via email, as required.
Imaging Clerk Background
You may need a certificate or diploma in office administration or a related field. You also need excellent basic computer skills for scanning and electronic file organizing. Familiarity with database software is usually necessary as well. Key qualities to have include self-motivation, attention to detail and dependability. The sensitive nature of some documents, such as in healthcare or finance, means that clerks need a high degree of professionalism. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics doesn't address the imaging clerk role specifically, but "general office clerk" pay was typically $27,470 per year as of May 2012.
2016 Salary Information for General Office Clerks
General office clerks earned a median annual salary of $30,580 in 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. On the low end, general office clerks earned a 25th percentile salary of $23,300, meaning 75 percent earned more than this amount. The 75th percentile salary is $39,530, meaning 25 percent earn more. In 2016, 3,117,700 people were employed in the U.S. as general office clerks.