Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks

General Information

Description

Authorize credit charges against customers' accounts. Investigate history and credit standing of individuals or business establishments applying for credit. May interview applicants to obtain personal and financial data, determine credit worthiness, process applications, and notify customers of acceptance or rejection of credit.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit90.43%
  2. Private, not for profit5.22%
  3. Self-employed2.34%
  4. Federal government1.17%
  5. State and local government0.84%

Job Outlook

Overall employment of financial clerks is projected to decline 2 percent from 2020 to 2030. Despite declining employment, about 120,900 openings for financial clerks are projected each year, on average, over the decade. All of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$41,730

State-by-state Salary

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$50,950
$28,880
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Education

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Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Clerical
  • English Language
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Mathematics
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