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Occupational Report for Office Clerks, General (43-9061) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

Perform duties too varied and diverse to be classified in any specific office clerical occupation, requiring knowledge of office systems and procedures. Clerical duties may be assigned in accordance with the office procedures of individual establishments and may include a combination of answering telephones, bookkeeping, typing or word processing, stenography, office machine operation, and filing.

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Office Clerks, General
Employment Outlook for Office Clerks, General
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was much larger than the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at a somewhat slower rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist.

Data Sources and Limitations
Current Employment Department Job Openings for Office Clerks, General There are 129 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Experience Works Trainee 9/2/14 Eugene $9.10/hr
Administrative Assistant / Receptionist 9/2/14 Milwaukie $14.00/hr to $16.00/hr DOE
Receptionist /Accounting Assistant (Lake Oswego) 9/2/14 Lake Oswego
Office Specialist 2 9/2/14 Eugene
BSW CLERK - IBEW 89 9/2/14 Beaverton
Administrative Assistant 9/2/14 Eugene
Administrative Assistant 9/2/14 Eugene
Administrative Assistant-in Wheeler County 9/2/14 Portland
Administrative Assistant 9/2/14 Portland
Logistics Clerk 9/2/14 Portland
Information Assistant 9/2/14 Prineville
Registration Assistant 8/31/14 Salem
General Office Clerk 8/31/14 Salem
UNIT CLERK AND SECRETARY 8/31/14 Coos Bay
Health Assistant / Intake Specialist 8/29/14 La Grande $13.21/hr to $19.84/hr DOE
OPERATIONS CLERK 2 - 30 hours 8/29/14 Portland
On-call Office Assistant 8/28/14 Gold Beach $10.00/hr to $10.01/hr
Office Assistant 8/28/14 Dallas $14.00/hr DOE
Student Trainee (ADMINISTRATION) 8/28/14 Medford
Production Quality Control Clerk 8/27/14 Stayton DOE
Data Entry Clerk - Energy Efficiency 8/27/14 Portland
General Office Clerk - Order Desk 8/26/14 Portland $12.50/hr
Office Specialist 2 (Job Fair) 8/26/14 Eugene $13.15/hr to $19.08/hr
Office Assistant 8/26/14 Coos Bay $10.00/hr DOE
Office Assistant - Part Time 8/26/14 Hillsboro $9.10/hr to $14.00/hr DOE, Neg.
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Job Openings from the Web for Office Clerks, General The following job openings have been automatically extracted from various sites across the Web. These links are provided as supplemental resources. However, the Employment Department cannot validate these openings nor endorse any of these external sites. Some of these jobs may no longer be open. In some cases, a single opening may be posted on multiple sites.

There are 130 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Office Specialist 1 Pool 8/31/14 Corvallis Oregon State University
Administrative Assistant-in Wheeler County 8/31/14 Portland Oregon Health & Science University
Extra Help On-Call Seasonal Front Office Staff 8/30/14 Eugene Lane County
BSW CLERK - IBEW 89 8/30/14 Beaverton Frontier Communications
TEMPORARY OFFICE ASSISTANT 2 8/30/14 Eugene Lane County
UNIT CLERK AND SECRETARY 8/29/14 Coos Bay Life Care Centers of America Inc.
Department Specialist 1 - Juvenile Relief/On-Call 8/29/14 Salem Marion County
Logistics Clerk 8/29/14 Portland ROBERT HALF OFFICETEAM
Logistics Clerk 8/29/14 Portland OfficeTeam
Weekend Receptionist 8/29/14 Medford Prestige Care Inc.
Seasonal Admin Temp - Special Assignment Clerk 8/29/14 Troutdale Federal Express Inc.
Office Coordinator J.R 8/29/14 Umatilla
Receptionist /Accounting Assistant (Lake Oswego) 8/29/14 Lake Oswego
UNIT CLERK AND SECRETARY 8/28/14 Coos Bay Life Care Centers of America
Office Specialist 1 8/28/14 Salem State of Oregon
Receptionist/Typist 8/28/14 Chemeketa Community College
General Office Clerk 8/28/14 Salem Chemeketa Community College
REGISTRATION ASSISTANT 8/28/14 Salem Chemeketa Community College
bilingual receptionist/typist 8/28/14 Chemeketa Community College
Operations Clerk 2 8/28/14 Portland Wells Fargo
Distribution Center Assistant 8/28/14 Portland Amsoil
Customer Service and Bookkeeper 8/28/14 Gresham
Office Specialist 2 (Patrol Support Staff) 8/27/14 Milwaukie State of Oregon
Office Specialist 2 (Discovery Clerk) 8/27/14 Salem State of Oregon
Office Specialist 2 (Miscellaneous Cash Clerk) 8/27/14 Salem State of Oregon
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State of Oregon License Information for Office Clerks, General No statewide license is required for this occupation.
Wages for Office Clerks, General
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Note: This occupation has a large share of part-time workers.
Annual wages for occupations with a large share of part-time workers may overstate actual income.
Oregon Statewide $9.67 $12.06 $14.89 $18.26 $21.90 $15.52 $32,294
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 9.37 9.70 12.79 15.88 18.64 13.62 28,323
Multnomah / Washington 9.69 12.57 15.75 18.87 22.70 16.16 33,604
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 10.34 12.74 15.43 18.38 21.29 15.72 32,678
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 9.49 11.21 14.12 17.25 19.65 14.56 30,291
Lane 9.70 11.40 14.12 17.59 21.04 14.82 30,839
Douglas 9.86 11.83 14.85 18.23 21.49 15.75 32,753
Coos / Curry 9.72 10.76 12.90 15.86 18.90 13.83 28,778
Jackson / Josephine 9.73 11.55 13.95 16.96 19.88 14.70 30,580
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 10.04 12.34 13.73 15.35 18.84 14.48 30,127
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 9.49 11.84 14.66 17.78 21.30 15.25 31,709
Klamath / Lake 9.44 10.78 13.72 17.36 20.75 14.39 29,923
Morrow / Umatilla 9.55 11.98 14.38 17.71 21.81 15.34 31,908
Baker / Union / Wallowa 9.46 10.58 13.23 16.50 21.04 14.39 29,928
Grant / Harney / Malheur 9.37 10.31 13.17 18.09 22.71 14.74 30,670
Clackamas 9.79 12.95 15.95 19.37 23.17 16.43 34,189
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Regional Employment Projections for Office Clerks, General
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 32,305 35,912 3,607 11.2% 361 679 1,040
Multnomah / Washington 11,218 12,551 1,333 11.9% 133 236 369
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 4,383 4,752 369 8.4% 37 92 129
Clackamas 2,704 3,024 320 11.8% 32 57 89
Lane 2,688 2,966 278 10.3% 28 56 84
Jackson / Josephine 2,164 2,315 151 7.0% 15 46 61
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 1,978 2,167 189 9.6% 19 42 61
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 1,421 1,567 146 10.3% 15 30 45
Douglas 726 782 56 7.7% 6 15 21
Morrow / Umatilla 682 726 44 6.5% 4 14 18
Coos / Curry 679 688 9 1.3% 1 14 15
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 620 667 47 7.6% 5 13 18
Baker / Union / Wallowa 500 528 28 5.6% 3 10 13
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 433 455 22 5.1% 2 9 11
Klamath / Lake 424 450 26 6.1% 3 9 12
Grant / Harney / Malheur 321 334 13 4.0% 1 7 8

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
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Industries of Employment for Office Clerks, General
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 32,305
Total All Industries Private 25,370
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Private 645
Crop Production Private 265
Construction Private 3,101
Construction of Buildings Private 884
Residential Building Construction Private 622
Nonresidential Building Construction Private 262
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction Private 336
Specialty Trade Contractors Private 1,881
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors Private 291
Building Equipment Contractors Private 1,011
Building Finishing Contractors Private 320
Other Specialty Trade Contractors Private 259
Manufacturing Private 2,092
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing Private 342
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing Private 246
Wholesale Trade Private 2,268
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods Private 1,021
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers Private 264
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods Private 711
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers Private 536
Retail Trade Private 2,351
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers Private 665
Automobile Dealers Private 294
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores Private 272
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers Private 249
Transportation and Warehousing Private 772
Truck Transportation Private 299
Information Private 459
Finance and Insurance Private 1,446
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities Private 354
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities Private 420
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage Private 322
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities Private 660
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities Private 452
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Private 1,102
Real Estate Private 1,002
Lessors of Real Estate Private 341
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers Private 281
Activities Related to Real Estate Private 380
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Private 2,022
Legal Services Private 379
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services Private 304
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services Private 313
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services Private 420
Management of Companies and Enterprises Private 949
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 1,939
Administrative and Support Services Private 1,822
Employment Services Private 976
Business Support Services Private 263
Services to Buildings and Dwellings Private 341
Educational Services Private 1,109
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools Private 438
Health Care and Social Assistance Private 2,558
Ambulatory Health Care Services Private 1,407
Offices of Physicians Private 507
Offices of Dentists Private 261
Offices of Other Health Practitioners Private 358
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities Private 333
Social Assistance Private 590
Individual and Family Services Private 315
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Private 353
Accommodation and Food Services Private 527
Food Services and Drinking Places Private 319
Other Services (except Government) Private 1,529
Repair and Maintenance Private 626
Automotive Repair and Maintenance Private 409
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations Private 796
Religious Organizations Private 370
Total All Industries State 3,620
Construction State 369
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction State 369
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction State 369
Educational Services State 1,092
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools State 1,088
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals State 2,003
Total All Industries Local 3,071
Educational Services Local 1,308
Elementary and Secondary Schools Local 782
Junior Colleges Local 401
Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals Local 1,413
Educational Requirements for Office Clerks, General The typical entry level education for this occupation is a high school diploma or equivalent. Those with a postsecondary non-degree award have a competitive advantage in the labor market. In addition, short-term on-the-job training is typically needed, once employed, to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.
Skills for Office Clerks, General
  • Apply Mathematical Principles To Accounting, Bookkeeping Or Budgeting
  • Arrange Teleconference Calls
  • Assist With Business And Managerial Research
  • Communicate Details Concisely And Consistently
  • Complete Purchase Requisitions
  • Compose Business Correspondence
  • Conduct Record Searches
  • Interpret And Apply Knowledge Of Relevant Laws
  • Keep A Telephone Log
  • Keep Record Of Company Or Organization Expenses
  • Key Document From Machine Transcription
  • Maintain Appointment Calendar
  • Maintain Employee Records
  • Maintain Inventory Of Office Equipment And Furniture
  • Maintain Inventory Of Office Forms
  • Obtain And Maintain Legal Forms
  • Operate Fax Machines, Copiers, Printers, And Other Office Machines
  • Order Office Supplies
  • Organize And Work With Detailed Records
  • Perform Bookkeeping Functions
  • Perform Office Equipment Maintenance Not Requiring Service Call
  • Perform Typing Or Data Entry For Extended Time Periods
  • Plan And Assign Duties To Employees
  • Prepare Handouts, Reports, Or Other Documents For Distribution
  • Prioritize Tasks
  • Process And Prepare Business Forms
  • Process Invoices
  • Process Mail Through Postage Machines
  • Process Records And Maintain Forms And Files
  • Proofread, Edit, And Revise Written Materials
  • Provide Customer Service
  • Provide Customer Service Using Telephone
  • Provide Meeting Materials And Audio-Video Equipment
  • Provide Training To Employees
  • Retrieve Files And Charts
  • Schedule Appointments
  • Sort And Distribute Mail
  • Supervise Employees
  • Take Detailed, Accurate Messages
  • Transcribe Spoken, Recorded Or Written Information
  • Type Letters And Other Correspondence
  • Use Algebra
  • Use Basic Mathematics
  • Use Bookkeeping Software
  • Use Computers To Enter, Access And Retrieve Data
  • Use Correct Grammar, Punctuation And Spelling
  • Use Database Software
  • Use Email Software
  • Use Spreadsheet Software
  • Use Ten Key By Touch
  • Use Word Processing Software
Schools and Training Providers for Office Clerks, General The training providers listed below offer programs related to this occupation. This information is updated once per year. Anyone interested in a particular program should check with the training institution regarding its availability. Listing these training providers does not necessarily constitute or imply their endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Oregon.

Linn-Benton Community College
6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, OR 97321
Phone: (541) 917-4999
Programs of Training:
Heald College-Portland
6035 NE 78th Ct.
Portland, OR 97218
Phone: (503) 505-5428
Programs of Training:
Chemeketa Community College
4000 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR 97305
Phone: (503) 399-5000
Programs of Training:
Tillamook Bay Community College
4301 Third St.
Tillamook, OR 97141
Phone: (503) 842-8222
Programs of Training:
Clatsop Community College
1653 Jerome Ave
Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: (503) 325-0910
Programs of Training:
Columbia Gorge Community College
400 E Scenic Dr
The Dalles, OR 97058
Phone: (541) 506-6000
Programs of Training:
Southwestern Oregon Community College
1988 Newmark Ave
Coos Bay, OR 97420-2193
Phone: (541) 888-2525
Programs of Training:
Mt Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR 97030
Phone: (503) 491-6422
Programs of Training:
Central Oregon Community College
2600 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97701
Phone: (541) 383-7500
Programs of Training:
Blue Mountain Community College
2411 NW Carden Ave
Pendleton, OR 97801
Phone: (541) 276-1260
Programs of Training:
Umpqua Community College
1140 College Rd.
Roseburg, OR 97470-226
Phone: (541) 440-4600
Programs of Training:
Portland Community College
12000 SW 49th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219-7132
Phone: (503) 244-6111
Programs of Training:
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Office Clerks, General matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
Occupation Skill Overlap
Office And Administrative Support Workers, All Other 45%
Secretaries And Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, And Executive 36%
Executive Secretaries And Executive Administrative Assistants 32%