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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 profit90.74%
  2. Private, not for profit5.62%
  3. State and local government1.55%
  4. Federal government1.53%
  5. Self-employed0.36%

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

  • Finance

Job Outlook

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

Average Salary

Salary

$44,830

State-by-state Salary

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$64,080
$26,110
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Education & Interests

Related College Majors

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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.
  • 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

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

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