As a brokerage clerk, you’ll work in the realm of finance, a world with a language all its own.
A security, for example, is a contract in which a person or business agrees to either purchase part of a company or lend it money. An exchange is a place, such as the New York Stock Exchange, where securities are traded. A trading floor is the room in the exchange where the trading takes place.
Brokerage clerks compute and record data related to securities trades.
The most common type of brokerage clerk is a broker’s assistant, also called a sales assistant. Many broker's assistants work their way up to become stock brokers.
Good with numbers, attentive to detail, and comfortable using computers. Good people skills will also come in handy when it’s time to interact with customers.
Brokerage clerks work in the operations departments and branch offices of securities firms and on trading floors.