Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 43-4071 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.
Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Keep records of materials filed or removed, using logbooks or computers. Add new material to file records or create new records as necessary. Perform general office duties such as typing, operating office machines, and sorting mail. Track materials removed from files to ensure that borrowed files are returned. Gather materials to be filed from departments or employees. Sort or classify information according to guidelines, such as content, purpose, user criteria, or chronological, alphabetical, or numerical order. Find and retrieve information from files in response to requests from authorized users. Scan or read incoming materials to determine how and where they should be classified or filed. Place materials into storage receptacles, such as file cabinets, boxes, bins, or drawers, according to classification and identification information. Assign and record or stamp identification numbers or codes to index materials for filing. Answer questions about records or files. Modify or improve filing systems or implement new filing systems. Perform periodic inspections of materials or files to ensure correct placement, legibility, or proper condition. Eliminate outdated or unnecessary materials, destroying them or transferring them to inactive storage, according to file maintenance guidelines or legal requirements.
License: License not required.
Outlook: poor
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $8.59   Entry $17,882.00
Mean $11.62   Mean $24,170.00
Experience $13.13 Experience $27,325.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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43-4071.00 File Clerks