Data Entry Keyers

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

Median Annual Wage: $28,870

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (77%); Post-secondary certificate (10%); Some college, no degree (9%)

Projected Growth: Decline (-3% or lower)

Related Job Titles: Data Entry Operator; Data Entry Clerk; Data Capture Specialist; Fiscal Assistant; Claims Support Specialist; Data Entry Machine Operator; Remote Computer Terminal Operator; Typist; Underwriting Support Specialist; Commission Specialist

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  • 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.
  • Store completed documents in appropriate locations.
  • Locate and correct data entry errors, or report them to supervisors.
  • Maintain logs of activities and completed work.
  • Select materials needed to complete work assignments.
  • Load machines with required input or output media such as paper, cards, disks, tape or Braille media.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Data Entry Keyers.

  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Data Entry Keyers.

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