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Bill and Account Collectors

Bill and Account Collectors
Quick Facts : Bill and Account Collectors*
2010 Median Pay$31,310
Entry Level EducationHigh school diploma or equivalent
Work Experience in Related OccupationNone
Number of Jobs, 2012401,700
Job Outlook14% (About as fast as average)
Employment Change57,200

Bill and account collectors, or simply collectors, aim to get payment on overdue payments. They work with debtors on repayment plans and help them find solutions to making bill payments more manageable.

What Bill and Account Collectors Do

  • Use bookkeeping software as well as online spreadsheets and databases
  • Enter (post) financial transactions into the appropriate computer software
  • Receive and record cash, checks, and vouchers
  • Produce reports, such as balance sheets (costs compared to income), income statements, and totals by account
  • Reconcile or note and report any differences they find in the records

Work Environment

Many bill and account collectors work in a call center for a third-party collection agency rather than the original creditor. Most work full time, and some have flexible schedules.
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Job Outlook

Employment of bill and account collectors is projected to grow 14 percent from 2010 to 2020, especially in the medical industries.
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The average salary of bill and account collectors was $31,310 in May 2010.
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Becoming a Bill and Account Collectors

Collectors must usually have a high school diploma and experience in a call center along with a few months of on-the-job training is common.
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