Career Details

Scan Clerk

Career Overview

A scan clerk retrieves all documentation from doctors and nurses, organizes it, then scans it into a computer so it is easy accessible to physicians.


A high school diploma or equivalent is required to work in this position. Completing a two-year college program in office administration or a related field might make an applicant more competitive.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$19,000 /yr
$24,000 /yr
$34,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Computer Science
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

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Work Environment

Kelly, the scan clerk in the video, works in a hospital setting. Similar positions may be found in other types of organizations.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

PayScale, Inc.