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Occupational Summary for Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks (43-3031)
in the Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook region

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Description: Compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. May also check the accuracy of figures, calculations, and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers. Excludes "Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks" (43-3051).
Employment Projections
Region Employment Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 26,026 30,280 425 239 664
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 550 616 7 5 12
Current Job Openings
Job Title Location Order Number Wage Offered
Accounts Payable Specialist Tillamook 1253785 DOE, Neg.
Accounting Clerk with Wiki, Microsoft & Excel Hillsboro 1255694 $15.00/hr to $21.00/hr DOE
Full Charge Bookkeeper Beaverton 1254158
Accounts Receivable or Payable Pros: Long Term Opportunity! Salem 1254098
Payment Processor Opportunity in Salem Salem 1254061
Accounts Receivable Specialist Lowell 1253737 DOE
Accounting Technician 3 Salem 1253659 $2,756/mo to $3,896/mo
Office Assistant Lebanon 1253654 $16.00/hr DOE, Neg.
Accounting/Finance Clerk 3 Eugene 1253552
Accounts Receivable Specialist (PB) Portland 1253447
Wages
Region ----- 2014 Wages -----
Median Hourly Avg
Annual
Middle Range
Oregon Statewide $17.36 $37,679 $14.08 - 21.38
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 16.80 38,062 12.39 - 22.68
Industries of Employment
private sector only
Industry 2012
Employment
Total All Industries 550
Total All Industries 503
Retail Trade 95
Accommodation and Food Services 81
Manufacturing 47
Construction 44
Other Services (except Government) 34
Occupations with Similar Skills
Occupation Skill Overlap
Billing And Posting Clerks 59%
Procurement Clerks 33%
Payroll And Timekeeping Clerks 31%
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 about the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist for trained workers largely due to the significant number of job openings projected for this occupation.

Regional Employment Analysis
Employment in this occupation in 2012 was much larger than the regional average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the regional average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at about the regional average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.
Educational Requirements
The typical entry level education for this occupation is a postsecondary non-degree award. Those with an Associate's degree have a competitive advantage in the labor market. In addition, moderate-term on-the-job training is typically needed, once employed, to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.