Financial Clerks

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  • Social: 47
  • Analytical: 43
  • Purpose: 34
  • Supported: 23
  • Creative: 13

What Financial Clerks Do

Financial clerks do administrative work for many types of organizations. They keep records, help customers, and carry out financial transactions.

Work Environment

Financial clerks work in a variety of office settings, including bank branches, medical offices, and government agencies. Most work full time.

How to Become a Financial Clerk

A high school diploma is typically required for most financial clerk positions. These workers usually learn their job duties through on-the-job training.

College Majors

Showing data from the American Community Survey for the following US Census occupation categories:

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  • Billing and posting clerks
  • Procurement clerks
  • New accounts clerks
  • Brokerage clerks
  • Loan interviewers and clerks
  • Payroll and timekeeping clerks
  • Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks
  • Insurance claims and policy processing clerks

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    Job Outlook

    Employment of financial clerks is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment growth will vary by specialty.

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    Job Trends for Financial Clerks

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    This occupation supported 1,404,000 jobs in 2012 and 1,426,400 jobs in 2014, reflecting an increase of 1.6%. In 2012, this occupation was projected to increase by 11.0% in 2022 to 1,558,199 jobs. As of 2014, to keep pace with prediction, the expected number of jobs was 1,434,800, compared with an observed value of 1,426,400, 0.6% lower than expected. This indicates current employment trends are about on track with the 2012 trend within this occupation. In 2014, this occupation was projected to increase by 6.4% in 2024 to 1,515,899 jobs. Linear extrapolation of the 2012 projection for 2022 results in an expected number of 1,589,000 jobs for 2024, 4.8% higher than the 2014 projection for 2024. This indicates expectations for future employment trends are worse than the 2012 trend within this occupation.