Credit Authorizers
SOC: 43-4041.01

Description:

Authorize credit charges against customers' accounts.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
46,100 employed

Projected (2024):
43,300 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Accounting Manager
  • Authorizer
  • Business Manager
  • Charge Authorizer
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Collections Manager
  • Collector
  • Commercial Credit Officer
  • Controller
  • Credit Adjuster
  • Credit Administrator
  • Credit Analyst
  • Credit Assistant
  • Credit Coordinator
  • Credit Director
  • Credit Manager
  • Credit Officer
  • Credit Products Officer
  • Credit Review Officer
  • Credit Risk Officer
  • Credit Risk Review Officer
  • Credit Specialist
  • Office Manager


  • Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.

    Education:

    Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Food Production
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Geography
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Keep records of customers' charges and payments.
  • Evaluate customers' computerized credit records and payment histories to decide whether to approve new credit, based on predetermined standards.
  • 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.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Computer data input scanners
  • Copy machines
  • Credit card processing machines
  • Laser facsimile machines
  • Multiline telephone systems
  • Personal computers
  • Data entry software
  • Financial accounting software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word


  • office and administrative support


    industry stats

    SOC: 43-0000

    Total Employed: 21,846,420

    Average Annual Salary: $36,330