Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan

Interview persons by telephone, mail, in person, or by other means for the purpose of completing forms, applications, or questionnaires. Ask specific questions, record answers, and assist persons with completing form. May sort, classify, and file forms.

Median Annual Wage: $30,790

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (54%); Less than high school diploma (13%); Bachelor's degree (12%)

Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)

Related Job Titles: Registrar; Research Interviewer; Telephone Interviewer; Interviewer; Admissions Clerk; Admissions Representative; Registration Clerk; Market Research Interviewer; Patient Services Representative; Admitting Clerk

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan.

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  • Contact individuals to be interviewed at home, place of business, or field location, by telephone, mail, or in person.
  • Compile, record, and code results or data from interview or survey, using computer or specified form.
  • Review data obtained from interview for completeness and accuracy.
  • Explain survey objectives and procedures to interviewees and interpret survey questions to help interviewees' comprehension.
  • Identify and report problems in obtaining valid data.
  • Identify and resolve inconsistencies in interviewees' responses by means of appropriate questioning or explanation.
  • Meet with supervisor daily to submit completed assignments and discuss progress.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan.

  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan.

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