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$41,000

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Computer Operators

Monitor and control electronic computer and peripheral electronic data processing equipment to process business, scientific, engineering, and other data according to operating instructions. Monitor and respond to operating and error messages. May enter commands at a computer terminal and set controls on computer and peripheral devices.
Administrative Assistant
Certificate
Advanced Word Processing
Certificate or Training
Applied Computer Information Systems
Certificate of Achievement
Applied Computer Information Systems
AS Degree
BIS: Information Processing Specialist
Certificate of Achievement

Correspondence Clerks

Compose letters or electronic correspondence in reply to requests for merchandise, damage claims, credit and other information, delinquent accounts, incorrect billings, or unsatisfactory services. Duties may include gathering data to formulate reply and preparing correspondence.
Administrative Assistant
Certificate
Advanced Officer Training
Certificate of Competency
BIS: General Business
AS Degree
BIS: General Business
Certificate of Achievement
Basic Clerk 1
Certificate of Completion

Couriers and Messengers

Pick up and deliver messages, documents, packages, and other items between offices or departments within an establishment or directly to other business concerns, traveling by foot, bicycle, motorcycle, automobile, or public conveyance.

Data Entry Keyers

Operate data entry device, such as keyboard or photo composing perforator. Duties may include verifying data and preparing materials for printing.
Administrative Assistant
AS Degree
Administrative Assistant
Certificate of Achievement
Administrative Assistant
AA Degree
Administrative Assistant
Certificate
Administrative Assistant
Certificate or Training

Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants

Provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings. May also train and supervise lower-level clerical staff.
AOJ: Technical Achievement for Field Training Officers
Certificate of Achievement
Accounting: Managerial
Certificate of Achievement
Administration I
AS Degree
Administration I
Certificate of Achievement
Administrative Assistant
AS Degree

File Clerks

File correspondence, cards, invoices, receipts, and other records in alphabetical or numerical order or according to the filing system used. Locate and remove material from file when requested.
Administrative Assistant
AS Degree
Administrative Assistant
Certificate of Achievement
Administrative Assistant
AA Degree
Administrative Assistant
Certificate
Administrative Assistant
Certificate or Training

First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers

Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of clerical and administrative support workers.
AOJ: Technical Achievement for Field Training Officers
Certificate of Achievement
Accounting: Managerial
Certificate of Achievement
Administration I
AS Degree
Administration I
Certificate of Achievement
Administrative Assistant
Certificate

Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan

Interview persons by telephone, mail, in person, or by other means for the purpose of completing forms, applications, or questionnaires. Ask specific questions, record answers, and assist persons with completing form. May sort, classify, and file forms.
Business Administration: Marketing
AS Degree
Business Administration: Marketing
Certificate of Achievement
Business Administration: Marketing Merchandising
Certificate of Achievement
Business Administration: Marketing Merchandising
AS Degree
Business: Marketing
Certificate of Achievement

Legal Secretaries

Perform secretarial duties using legal terminology, procedures, and documents. Prepare legal papers and correspondence, such as summonses, complaints, motions, and subpoenas. May also assist with legal research.
BIS: General Business
AS Degree
BIS: General Business
Certificate of Achievement
Business And Technology: Legal Administrative Assistant
AS Degree
Business And Technology: Legal Office Professional
Certificate of Achievement
Business Communications Office Technology: Legal Secretary
AA Degree

Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service

Prepare incoming and outgoing mail for distribution. Use hand or mail handling machines to time stamp, open, read, sort, and route incoming mail; and address, seal, stamp, fold, stuff, and affix postage to outgoing mail or packages. Duties may also include keeping necessary records and completed forms.
Administrative Assistant
Certificate
Advanced Officer Training
Certificate of Competency
Basic Clerk 1
Certificate of Completion
Basic Clerk 2
Certificate of Completion
Basic Computer Concepts
Certificate or Training
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