Recent studies have shown that despite negativity surrounding the city, Cleveland, Ohio has one of the fastest growing job markets in the Midwest. Northeast Ohio is predicted to create over 169,000 new jobs over the next eight years with a growth rate of 33.72% in the next ten years. Businesses are beginning to recruit workers in many industries from health care to manufacturing. Because every industry requires administrators, there are many clerical and administrative positions available. Below we’ll take a look at some of the most available job titles and the skill set needed for each.
The job title with the most available openings is Administrative Assistant. Companies seek admin assistants to process mail, file paperwork, call vendors, answer phones, etc. Qualified candidates must have a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and be reliable and detail-oriented. Most administrative assistant positions require a high school diploma.
Many small to midsize companies are looking for accounting clerks to handle bookkeeping tasks. Most are full-time opportunities and responsibilities include handling accounts payable, accounts receivable, processing payroll, and maintaining general ledgers. Candidates with accounting degrees usually receive $15-$18 an hour entry-level, and those with high school diplomas and a significant level of accounting experience fall in the $11-$13 an hour range.
Customer Service Representative
Companies offering products and services need customer support representatives to answer phones, provide support to customers, schedule and confirm service appointments, and file documents. This job requires excellent phone etiquette, a friendly personality, and great communication skills. The pay varies depending on company and experience, but most companies in the area offer starting pay of around $13 to $15 an hour. Qualified candidates must be computer literate, have data entry skills, and be detail-oriented. The education requirements for most entry level positions is a high school diploma.
Data Entry Clerk
Many logistics companies in the Cleveland area have openings for data entry clerks. With a pay average of $12-$14 an hour, data entry clerks are responsible for entering orders and other data into a company-based computer system, and handling general office duties involving work in Microsoft Office. Qualified candidates must have accurate data entry skills, be good with math and numbers, and have strong time management skills. Most companies require candidates to have a high school diploma and pass a computer proficiency test.
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