Artisan Certificate in Clerk/Typist (KNEC)

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What Does a Clerk Typist Do

There are certain skills that many clerks typist have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed organizational skills, detail oriented and customer-service skills.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a clerk typist, we found that a lot of resumes listed 8.8% of clerks typist included outgoing correspondence, while 8.6% of resumes included telephone calls, and 8.4% of resumes included office supplies. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn’t even think offered positions related to the clerk typist job title. But what industry to start with? Most clerks typist actually find jobs in the health care and hospitality industries.

How To Become a Clerk Typist

If you’re interested in becoming a clerk typist, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We’ve determined that 24.7% of clerks typist have a bachelor’s degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 3.6% of clerks typist have master’s degrees. Even though some clerks typist have a college degree, it’s possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a clerk typist. When we researched the most common majors for a clerk typist, we found that they most commonly earn associate degree degrees or high school diploma degrees. Other degrees that we often see on clerk typist resumes include bachelor’s degree degrees or diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a clerk typist. In fact, many clerk typist jobs require experience in a role such as administrative assistant. Meanwhile, many clerks typist also have previous career experience in roles such as secretary or cashier.

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