statistics and reports on work progress.
Illustrative Examples: Security Dispatcher; Repair Service
Dispatcher; Taxicab Dispatcher
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities
Read meter and record consumption of electricity, gas,
water, or steam.
Illustrative Examples: Electric Meter Reader; Meter Record
Clerk; Water Meter Reader
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks
Perform any combination of tasks in a post offi ce, such
as receive letters and parcels; sell postage and revenue
stamps, postal cards, and stamped envelopes; fi ll out
and sell money orders; place mail in pigeon holes of
mail rack or in bags according to State, address, or
other scheme; and examine mail for correct postage.
Illustrative Examples: Parcel Post Clerk; Special Delivery
Clerk; Stamp Clerk
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers
Sort mail for delivery. Deliver mail on established route
by vehicle or on foot.
Illustrative Examples: Letter Carrier; Mail Deliverer; Route
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors,
and Processing Machine Operators
Prepare incoming and outgoing mail for distribution.
Examine, sort, and route mail by State, type of mail, or
other scheme. Load, operate, and occasionally adjust
and repair mail processing, sorting, and canceling
machinery. Keep records of shipments, pouches, and
sacks; and other duties related to mail handling within
the postal service. Must complete a competitive exam.
Exclude “Postal Service Clerks” (43-5051) and “Postal
Service Mail Carriers” (43-5052).
Illustrative Examples: Mail Weigher; Mail Handler Sorting
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting
(Assignment Agent) Coordinate and expedite the fl ow
of work and materials within or between departments
of an establishment according to production schedule.
Duties include reviewing and distributing production,
work, and shipment schedules; conferring with depart-ment
supervisors to determine progress of work and
completion dates; and compiling reports on progress
of work, inventory levels, costs, and production
problems. Exclude “Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and
Samplers, Recordkeeping” (43-5111).
Illustrative Examples: Production Dispatcher; Expediter
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffi c Clerks
(Freight Clerk) Verify and keep records on incoming
and outgoing shipments. Prepare items for shipment.
Duties include assembling, addressing, stamping, and
shipping merchandise or material; receiving, unpack-ing,
verifying and recording incoming merchandise or
material; and arranging for the transportation of prod-ucts.
Exclude “Stock Clerks and Order Fillers” (43-5081)
and “Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers,
Illustrative Examples: Receiver; Garment Sorter; Freight
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
(Tool-Crib Attendant) Receive, store, and issue sales
fl oor merchandise, materials, equipment, and other
items from stockroom, warehouse, or storage yard to
fi ll shelves, racks, tables, or customers’ orders. May mark
prices on merchandise and set up sales displays. Ex-clude
“Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers,
Hand” (53-7062), and “Shipping, Receiving, and Traffi c
Illustrative Examples: Inventory Control Clerk; Warehouse
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and
Weigh, measure, and check materials, supplies, and
equipment for the purpose of keeping relevant records.
Duties are primarily clerical by nature. Include workers
who collect and keep record of samples of products or
materials. Exclude production “Inspectors, Testers, Sort-ers,
Samplers, and Weighers” (51-9061).
Illustrative Examples: Counter; Inventory Checker; Scale
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and
Provide high-level administrative support by conduct-ing
research, preparing statistical reports, handling
information requests, and performing clerical functions
such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors,
arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings.
May also train and supervise lower-level clerical staff.
Exclude “Secretaries” (43-6012 through 43-6014).
Illustrative Example: Administrative Aide
43-6012 Legal Secretaries
Perform secretarial duties utilizing legal terminology,
procedures, and documents. Prepare legal papers and
correspondence, such as summonses, complaints,
motions, and subpoenas. May also assist with legal
43-6013 Medical Secretaries
Perform secretarial duties utilizing specifi c knowledge
of medical terminology and hospital, clinic, or labora-tory
procedures. Duties include scheduling appoint-ments,
billing patients, and compiling and recording
medical charts, reports, and correspondence.
Illustrative Examples: Psychiatric Secretary; Dental
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and
Perform routine clerical and administrative functions
such as drafting correspondence, scheduling appoint-ments,
organizing and maintaining paper and elec-tronic
fi les, or providing information to callers. Exclude
legal, medical, or executive secretaries and administra-tive
assistants (43-6011 through 43-6013).
Illustrative Examples: Personal Secretary; Offi ce Secretary;
43-9011 Computer Operators
(Peripheral Equipment Operator) Monitor and control
electronic computer and peripheral electronic data
processing equipment to process business, scientifi c,
engineering, and other data according to operating
instructions. May enter commands at a computer
terminal and set controls on computer and peripheral
devices. Monitor and respond to operating and error
messages. Exclude “Data Entry Keyers” (43-9021).
Illustrative Examples: Console Operator; Data Processing
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers
(Keypunch Operator) Operate data entry device, such
as keyboard or photo composing perforator. Duties
may include verifying data and preparing materials
for printing. Exclude “Word Processors and Typists”
Illustrative Example: Data Typist
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists
(Composing Data Keyer) Use word processor/com-puter
or typewriter to type letters, reports, forms, or
other material from rough draft, corrected copy, or
voice recording. May perform other clerical duties as
assigned. Include composing data keyers. Exclude “Data
Entry Keyers” (43-9021), “Secretaries and Administrative
Assistants” (43-6011 through 43-6014), “Court Report-ers”
(23-2091), and “Medical Transcriptionists” (31-9094).
Illustrative Examples: Clerk Typist; Dictaphone Typist
43-9031 Desktop Publishers
Format typescript and graphic elements using com-puter
software to produce publication-ready material.
Illustrative Examples: Computer Compositor; Electronic
Pagination System Operator; Page Makeup System
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing
Process new insurance policies, modifi cations to exist-ing
policies, and claims forms. Obtain information from
policyholders to verify the accuracy and complete-ness
of information on claims forms, applications and
related documents, and company records. Update ex-isting
policies and company records to refl ect changes
requested by policyholders and insurance company
representatives. Exclude “Claims Adjusters, Examiners,
and Investigators” (13-1031).
Illustrative Examples: Claim Taker; Policy Issue Clerk;
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators,
Except Postal Service
Prepare incoming and outgoing mail for distribution.
Use hand or mail handling machines to time stamp,
open, read, sort, and route incoming mail; and address,
seal, stamp, fold, stuff, and affi x postage to outgoing
mail or packages. Duties may also include keeping
necessary records and completed forms.
Illustrative Examples: Addressing Machine Operator; Mail
Distributor; Mail Opener
43-9061 Offi ce Clerks, General
Perform duties too varied and diverse to be classifi ed in
any specifi c offi ce clerical occupation, requiring limited
knowledge of offi ce management systems and proce-dures.
Clerical duties may be assigned in accordance
with the offi ce procedures of individual establish-ments
and may include a combination of answering
telephones, bookkeeping, typing or word processing,
stenography, offi ce machine operation, and fi ling.
Illustrative Examples: Administrative Clerk; Offi ce Assis-tant;
Real Estate Clerk
43-9071 Offi ce Machine Operators, Except
Operate one or more of a variety of offi ce machines,
such as photocopying, photographic, and duplicating
machines, or other offi ce machines. Exclude “Computer
Operators” (43-9011), “Mail Clerks and Mail Machine
Operators” (43-9051) and “Billing and Posting Clerks
and Machine Operators” (43-3021).
Illustrative Examples: Check Embosser; Coin Wrapping
Machine Operator; Copy Machine Operator
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers
(Braille Proofreader) Read transcript or proof type
setup to detect and mark for correction any grammati-cal,
typographical, or compositional errors. Exclude
workers whose primary duty is editing copy. Include
proofreaders of Braille.
Illustrative Example: Copy Reader
43-9111 Statistical Assistants
(Actuarial Clerk) Compile and compute data according
to statistical formulas for use in statistical studies. May
perform actuarial computations and compile charts
and graphs for use by actuaries. Include actuarial clerks.
Illustrative Examples: Tabulating Clerk; Compiler; Data
43-9199 Offi ce and Administrative Support
Workers, All Other
All offi ce and administrative support workers not listed
Illustrative Examples: Notary Public; Envelope Stuffer
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