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Duties of a Records Clerk

Want a job that can help get you through many different industry sectors? Then the job of a records clerk could be the right career for you. Many sectors including government, healthcare, legal offices, schools, and corporate businesses are in need of people with good organizational and management skills – they would not hire someone who would mess up their important files.

The job of the records clerk is clerical in nature, and the office is the common workplace. Whatever the industry they are serving, records clerk are mainly responsible for the following functions:

Maintaining physical or electronic documents
Processing applications and file records and completing all forms
Adding new files to the file system, updating existing ones and purging insignificant files
Updating file information
Organizing files according to significance or categories and creating new folders if necessary
Searching and retrieving files to answer queries
Extracting information from sources needed to complete forms
Handling correspondence (email, telephone calls, chat)
Entering data
Processing and scanning files to be entered into digital or electronic databases
Operating digital storage media
Operating office equipment like computer hardware and telecommunications
Use scanners to convert forms, receipts, and reports into electronic format
Creating copies of necessary files and sending them to those who need them

In the healthcare/medical job setting, the records clerk does to track patient data, updating them when patients see their physician and maintaining charts, x-ray radiograph and other medical examination files, and even receipts and other financial records. If they have transcription skills, they will also get to transcribe audio into text.

In government and legal offices, the record clerk maintain public records and other legal documents like birth and certificates, marriage license, divorce notices, summons, cases, publications, legislation pieces, statistics, and other important papers. In private businesses, they maintain client accounts, update employee files and handle billing.

Think the job suits you? Then you will need to work out on your diploma or GED, computer and clerical skills and multi-tasking ability. It will be an advantage if you take up basic courses on accounting and office management if you have no work experience yet.