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Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

General Information

Description

Compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. May also check the accuracy of figures, calculations, and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers.

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit70.71%
  2. Self-employed11.76%
  3. Private, not for profit8.11%
  4. State and local government7.63%
  5. Federal government1.17%

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

  • Business Management & Administration

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
-6%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$45,860

Military salary*

$79,247

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State-by-state Salary

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$61,360
$23,420
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 40%
  • Post-secondary certificate 20%
  • Bachelor's degree 12%
  • Associate's degree 8%
  • Master's degree 6%
  • Less than high school 6%
  • Some college 4%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Conventional — You have an interest in following procedures and regulations to organize information or data.
  • Enterprising — You have an interest in managing, negotiating and marketing, or leading and advising others.

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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

Knowledge

  • Administrative
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Mathematics
  • Economics and Accounting

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