Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping

General Information

Description

Compile and keep personnel records. Record data for each employee, such as address, weekly earnings, absences, amount of sales or production, supervisory reports, and date of and reason for termination. May prepare reports for employment records, file employment records, or search employee files and furnish information to authorized persons.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • General Merchandise Stores
  • Employment Services
  • Management of Companies and Enterprises

Job Outlook

Employment of information clerks is projected to grow 3 percent from 2016 to 2026, slower than the average for all occupations. Employment growth of information clerks will vary by occupation. (See table below.) Growth in the overall employment of information clerks is expected to be limited as organizations and businesses consolidate their administrative functions. For example, businesses increasingly use online applications for benefits and employment, thereby streamlining the process and requiring fewer workers. Furthermore, increased use of online ordering and reservations systems and self-service ticketing kiosks will result in the need for fewer clerks to process orders and maintain files. In some businesses, including medical offices, receptionists and other workers are increasingly performing tasks that used to be done by clerks.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$44,520

State-by-state Salary

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$52,770
$21,160
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 33%
  • Associate's degree 27%
  • High school 21%
  • Some college 11%
  • Post-secondary certificate 5%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Clerical
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Education and Training
  • Computers and Electronics

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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