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Job Description for a Records Clerk

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A records clerk locates, retrieves, organizes and destroys company records as requested.


A records clerk will need a high school diploma or its equivalent. Many companies desire records clerks to have at least one to two years of related experience.


A records clerk needs to be attentive to detail, have clerical skills, be able to file and keep records and be able to use a computer.


Records clerks can be found in law firms, doctor's offices, financial centers and hospitals. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, a majority of records clerks are medical record clerks.

Work Atmosphere

A records clerk typically does not have direct contact with the public. A records clerk works closely with peers and a direct supervisor.


According to CNN Money, a records clerk's salary is in the mid $20,000 range.


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