Occupation Info

Counter and Rental Clerks

Overview: Receive orders for repairs, rentals, and services. May describe available options, compute cost, and accept payment.
Degree(s): A.A.S. Office Administration and Technology: Administrative Secretary 
A.A.S. Office Administration and Technology: Office Technology: Word/Information Processing 
Job Outlook: Employment of counter and rental clerks is expected to grow more slowly than average through 2018. Some opportunities will arise for apartment rental clerks as well as services but increasing use by consumers of online video and game rentals will reduce jobs at video rental stores.
Growth: Growth
Education Level: The typical training required for this career is generally a High School Degree or GED Certificate.
Recommended Skills:
  • Talking, giving speeches, or speaking in a group to convey information, explain ideas, or give instructions.
  • Using mathematics and/or statistics to solve problems.
  • Paying attention to what other people are saying, and taking time to understand the points being made.
  • The ability to understand complex written paragraphs, instructions, or reports.
Recommended Values:
  • Having a routine job where the duties are very predictable and not likely to change over a long period of time.

* National data collected by the Department of Labor in 2014 with projections through 2024. For New York green job information .

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Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreementswith other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.

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