Data Entry Keyers

Also called: Data Capture Specialist, Data Entry Clerk, Data Entry Operator, Data Transcriber,



What they do:
Operate data entry device, such as keyboard or photo composing perforator. Duties may include verifying data and preparing materials for printing.
On the job, you would:
  • Locate and correct data entry errors, or report them to supervisors.
  • Compile, sort, and verify the accuracy of data before it is entered.
  • Compare data with source documents, or re-enter data in verification format to detect errors.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • administrative services
  • customer service
Safety and Government
  • law and government

Skills

Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • listen and understand what people say
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Independence
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Word processing software
  • Google Docs
  • Microsoft Word
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Microsoft Dynamics
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
Medical software
  • Healthcare common procedure coding system HCPCS
  • Medical condition coding software

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
  • high school diploma/GED
  • some college
usually needed

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$33,490
$23,380
$49,190

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What they do:
Operate data entry device, such as keyboard or photo composing perforator. Duties may include verifying data and preparing materials for printing.

On the job, you would:
  • Locate and correct data entry errors, or report them to supervisors.
  • Compile, sort, and verify the accuracy of data before it is entered.
  • Compare data with source documents, or re-enter data in verification format to detect errors.

KNOWLEDGE

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • administrative services
  • customer service
Safety and Government
  • law and government

SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

ABILITIES

Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • listen and understand what people say
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Independence
  • Stress Tolerance

TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Word processing software
  • Google Docs
  • Microsoft Word
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Microsoft Dynamics
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
Medical software
  • Healthcare common procedure coding system HCPCS
  • Medical condition coding software

EDUCATION

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
  • high school diploma/GED
  • some college
usually needed

JOB OUTLOOK

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$33,490
$23,380
$49,190

EXPLORE MORE