Order Clerks

Industry Areas

  • Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
  • Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
  • Department Stores

Day-to-Day Tasks

  • Obtain customers' names, addresses, and billing information, product numbers, and specifications of items to be purchased, and enter this information on order forms.
  • Prepare invoices, shipping documents, and contracts.
  • Inform customers by mail or telephone of order information, such as unit prices, shipping dates, and any anticipated delays.

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Overall Kind of Work*

Information clerks perform routine clerical duties such as maintaining records, collecting data, and providing information to customers.DutiesInformation clerks typically do the following:Prepare r...

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Work Environment*

Civilian

Information clerks held about 1.6 million jobs in 2012 and were employed in nearly every industry. However, employment was mostly concentrated in government agencies, hotels, and healthcare facilit...

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Workweek Breakdown

The hours worked per week by people currently pursuing this career.

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  • 14.90% (0-20 Hours)
  • 3.88% (21-34 Hours)
  • 11.20% (35-39 Hours)
  • 59.29% (40 Hours)
  • 2.02% (41-49 Hours)
  • 8.71% (Over 50 Hours)

This data also pertains to Order Clerks

Type of Work

The level of day-to-day involvement with data, people or things.

Data: 1
People: 1
Things: 1

Skills at a Glance

The levels of different skills helpful in this career.

Verbal skills: 3
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving: 2
Equipment Operation & Maintenance: 1
Math & Science Skills: 2
Technology Design & Control: 1
Leadership: 2

Workplace at a Glance

The level of different environmental factors you would experience on the job.

Responsibility: 1
Exposure to Job Hazards: 2
Physical Activity: 2
Decision Making: 2
Repetitiveness: 3
Level of Competition: 2
Time Pressure: 1

Business Breakdown

The different sectors people in this career currently work in.

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  • 86.23% (Private For-Profit)
  • 4.94% (Private Not For-Profit)
  • 2.76% (State and Local Govt)
  • 2.32% (Federal Government)
  • 3.75% (Self-Employed)

This data also pertains to Correspondence Clerks And Order Clerks

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