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Credit Authorizers

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Authorize credit charges against customers' accounts.

    Work Activities
    • Evaluate customers' computerized credit records and payment histories to decide whether to approve new credit, based on predetermined standards.
    • Keep records of customers' charges and payments.
    • File sales slips in customers' ledgers for billing purposes.
    • Receive charge slips or credit applications by mail, or receive information from salespeople or merchants by telephone.
    • Mail charge statements to customers.
    • Prepare credit cards or charge account plates.
    Skills
    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    3
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4
    Abilities
    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Written Comprehension

      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    Knowledge
    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • Computers and Electronics

      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $35,950/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $17.29/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 1,410
    • Yearly Projected Openings 130
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Conventional: People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Cooperation
    • Integrity
    • Stress Tolerance
    • Dependability
    • Persistence
    • Attention to Detail
    Tools
    • Special purpose telephones
    • Scanners
    • Photocopiers
    • Personal computers
    • Magnetic stripe readers and encoders
    Technology
    • Word processing software
    • Spreadsheet software
    • Presentation software
    • Office suite software
    • Accounting software