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grapms
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Clerical and administrative

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What is the difference between clerical and administrative?

sid
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Depends whom you ask. Clerical is secretarial sort of stuff. Admin could be anywhere between that and the director.

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If you Google that exact question ("What is the difference between clerical and administrative?") you'll get loads of answers.

In short (copy-pasted from what I found using Google):
Clerical staff is entry-level employees in charge of lower responsibility positions, whereas administrative staff is higher-level positions with more responsibility, such as executive secretaries or administrative assistants.

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In google I found only this article https://differencebtwn.com/difference-b ... nistrative

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Clerical is usually described as various office related tasks like filing, copying, processing documents, some book keeping and accounting, answering phones, reception types of duties such as a receptionist, secretary or office clerk. Administration within this context is typically a professional position supervising clerks, secretaries, receptionist, more involvement with finances and HR. Job titles like office manager, business manager, operations manager and jobs that end with "officer".

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