License Clerks

General Information

Description

Issue licenses or permits to qualified applicants. Obtain necessary information, record data, advise applicants on requirements, collect fees, and issue licenses. May conduct oral, written, visual, or performance testing.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. State and local government78.39%
  2. Private, for profit8.73%
  3. Self-employed7.51%
  4. Federal government5.25%
  5. Private, not for profit0.07%

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

  • Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
  • State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
  • Other Support Services

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

$36,430

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$49,450
$28,110
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 55%
  • Some college 15%
  • Bachelor's degree 12%
  • Post-secondary certificate 9%
  • Less than high school 7%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Clerical
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Law and Government

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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