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Data Entry Keyers

Also called: Data Entry Operator, Data Entry Clerk, Data Capture Specialist, Fiscal Assistant

Where in the military? In the military: see titles from the Army, Marine Corps, or Navy.

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:
  • Read source documents such as canceled checks, sales reports, or bills, and enter data in specific data fields or onto tapes or disks for subsequent entry, using keyboards or scanners.
  • 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

Business
  • administrative services
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
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
Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
  • see hidden patterns
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
Ideas and Logic
  • order or arrange things

Personality

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

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Jenzabar software
  • Microsoft Great Plains software
Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software
  • IBM Informix software
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education

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

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$28,470
per year, on average
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