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Court, Municipal, and License Clerks

General Information

Description

Perform clerical duties for courts of law, municipalities, or governmental licensing agencies and bureaus. May prepare docket of cases to be called; secure information for judges and court; prepare draft agendas or bylaws for town or city council; answer official correspondence; keep fiscal records and accounts; issue licenses or permits; and record data, administer tests, or collect fees.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. State and local government85.33%
  2. Private, for profit5.70%
  3. Federal government5.05%
  4. Self-employed3.75%
  5. Private, not for profit0.16%

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

  • Government & Public Administration

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
-4%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$44,140

State-by-state Salary

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$59,450
$31,880
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 49%
  • Some college 17%
  • Associate's degree 13%
  • Bachelor's degree 10%
  • First professional degree 3%
  • Less than high school 2%
  • Post-secondary certificate 2%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%

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.
  • Social — You have an interest in helping, teaching, advising, assisting or providing service to 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
  • English Language
  • Law and Government
  • Computers and Electronics

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