Procurement Clerks

General Information

Description

Compile information and records to draw up purchase orders for procurement of materials and services.

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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

Job Outlook

Employment of financial clerks is projected to show little or no change from 2019 to 2029. The availability of online tools, which allow financial customers to perform many tasks themselves, is expected to reduce demand for occupations such as new accounts clerks, procurement clerks, and credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks. Similarly, productivity-enhancing technology is expected to reduce demand for other clerks, such as payroll and timekeeping clerks and insurance claims and policy processing clerks. Billing and posting clerks and loan interviewers and clerks do tasks that are less susceptible to automation, namely contacting and interviewing applicants and customers to gather information. Therefore, these clerks are expected to see employment growth in line with the healthcare, banking, and insurance industries, respectively.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$43,310

Military salary*

$107,634

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State-by-state Salary

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$56,800
$22,520
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Associate's degree 58%
  • Bachelor's degree 20%
  • High school 13%
  • Some college 7%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

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Knowledge

  • Clerical
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Administration and Management
  • English Language
  • Mathematics

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
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