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Credit Authorizer  What They Do

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Authorizes credit charges against customers' accounts.

This career is part of the Business, Management and Administration cluster Business Finance and Accounting pathway.


A person in this career:

  • Keeps records of customers' charges and payments.
  • Evaluates customers' computerized credit records and payment histories to decide whether to approve new credit, based on predetermined standards.
  • Files sales slips in customers' ledgers for billing purposes.
  • Receives charge slips or credit applications by mail, or receives information from salespeople or merchants by telephone.
  • Mails charge statements to customers.
  • Prepares credit cards or charge account plates.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would sit most of the time. There's some walking and standing. You may have to lift and carry things like books, papers or tools weighing 10 lbs. or less.
  • Lighting is either extremely bright or inadequate
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves making repetitive motions more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves sitting more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Regular working hours and limited travel

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Credit Analyst -- Analyzes current credit data and financial statements of individuals or firms to determine the degree of risk involved in extending credit or lending money.
  • Credit Administrator --