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Administrative Support Occupations, Including Clerical




Court clerks
Perform clerical duties in courts of law; prepare docket of cases to be called; secure information for judges; and contact witnesses, attorneys, and litigants to obtain information for court.

  • 1998 employment: 51,000
  • Projected 1998-2008 employment change: About as fast as average
  • Most significant source of training: Short-term on-the-job training

Duplicating, mail, and other office machine operators
Duplicating machine operators: Operate one of a variety of office machines such as photocopying, photographic, mimeograph, and duplicating machines to make copies. Exclude blueprinting machine operators and operators of offset printing machines and presses. Mail machine operators: Operate machines that emboss names, addresses, and other matter onto metal plates for use in addressing machines; print names, addresses, and similar information onto items such as envelopes, accounting forms, and advertising literature; address, fold, stuff, seal, and stamp mail; and open envelopes. Exclude workers who prepare incoming and outgoing mail for distribution by hand.

  • 1998 employment: 197,000
  • Projected 1998-2008 employment change: Little or no change
  • Most significant source of training: Short-term on-the-job training

Insurance appraisers, auto damage
Appraise automobile or other vehicle damage to determine cost of repair for insurance claim settlement and seek agreement with automotive repair shop on cost of repair. Prepare insurance forms to indicate repair cost or cost estimates and recommendations.

  • 1998 employment: 10,000
  • Projected 1998-2008 employment change: About as fast as average
  • Most significant source of training: Long-term on-the-job training

License clerks
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.

  • 1998 employment: 24,000
  • Projected 1998-2008 employment change: About as fast as average
  • Most significant source of training: Short-term on-the-job training

Municipal clerks
Draft agendas and bylaws for town or city council; record minutes of council meetings; answer official correspondence; keep fiscal records and accounts; and prepare reports on civic needs.

  • 1998 employment: 25,000
  • Projected 1998-2008 employment change: About as fast as average
  • Most significant source of training: Short-term on-the-job training

Proofreaders and copy markers
Read transcript or proof type setup to detect and mark for correction any grammatical, typographical, or compositional errors. Exclude workers whose primary duty is editing copy. Include proofreaders of Braille.

  • 1998 employment: 41,000
  • Projected 1998-2008 employment change: A decline
  • Most significant source of training: Short-term on-the-job training

Statistical clerks
Compile and compute data according to statistical formulas for use in statistical studies. May perform actuarial computations using algebra and trigonometry and compile charts and graphs for use by actuaries. Include actuarial clerks.

  • 1998 employment: 72,000
  • Projected 1998-2008 employment change: A decline
  • Most significant source of training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

 

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