Data Entry Keyers

conventional interests operate device information prepare materials correct errors computer software store documents comprehension

Data Capture Specialist, Data Entry Clerk, Data Entry Operator, Data Transcriber

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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.


Arts and Humanities

  • English language


  • administrative services
  • customer service

Safety and Government

  • law and government


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



  • read and understand what is written
  • listen and understand what people say


  • pay attention to something without being distracted


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


You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software

  • Database software
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology

Word processing software

  • Google Docs Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Word Hot Technology In Demand

Medical software

  • Electronic medical record EMR software
  • Medical procedure coding software


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

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