Court, Municipal, and License Clerks

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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 government80.83%
  2. Private, for profit9.84%
  3. Federal government4.69%
  4. Self-employed4.09%
  5. Private, not for profit0.53%

Job Outlook

Overall employment of information clerks is projected to grow 2 percent from 2020 to 2030, slower than the average for all occupations. Despite limited employment growth, about 156,800 openings for information clerks are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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