An order clerk works for companies that deal with clients on a constant basis, providing basic clerk services for the maintenance of that company’s incoming orders. The order clerk is responsible for receiving the orders and organizing them according to various pre-determined factors, and afterwards submit them to the appropriate sectors of the company. The order clerk must also be able to provide quick and easy access to the current database of orders, so that their superiors can perform their jobs more efficiently.
Becoming an order clerk doesn’t require a university degree or another type of high education degree – it just takes a high school diploma, and in some cases some previous working experience in a clerking position can also be of benefit to the candidate. A good order clerk must have an organized nature and be able to go through the records they’re maintaining quickly and efficiently. Additionally, order clerks may sometimes be promoted to higher positions within the order receiving sector of the company.
Order clerks are paid more or less fine for their workload, with the annual salary for one going between $26,000 – $41,000 in most cases. An order clerk doesn’t have a lot of demands attached to their job, and the extra duties they’re typically tasked with performing can be very easy-going as well. However, as a downside, order clerks don’t have a lot of prospects for career development in most cases and the job doesn’t generally offer that much in the way of future options.