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Just like some of Rowe's "Dirty Jobs," the duties of an office clerk are tedious and unappreciated -- but also incredibly necessary.
The exact scope of responsibilities will vary largely depending on the organization in question, but in general an office clerk performs the tasks that keep the office running on a daily basis. Things like data entry, sorting and answering emails, answering phones and operating office machinery. Clerks work in a variety of fields, such as education, government, medicine and law.
You only need a high school diploma at most businesses to work in this capacity.