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Word Processors & Typists

Also called: Secretary, Clerk Typist, Administrative Assistant, Program Assistant

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What they do:
Use word processor, computer or typewriter to type letters, reports, forms, or other material from rough draft, corrected copy, or voice recording. May perform other clerical duties as assigned.
On the job, you would:
  • Check completed work for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and format.
  • Perform other clerical duties such as answering telephone, sorting and distributing mail, running errands or sending faxes.
  • Gather, register, and arrange the material to be typed, following instructions.

Knowledge

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

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions

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:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Concern for Others
  • Self Control

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word
Customer relationship management CRM software
  • Blackbaud CRM
  • Oracle Siebel CRM
Electronic mail software
  • IBM Notes
  • Microsoft Outlook

Education

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

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$36,020
per year, on average
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