Data Entry Keyers
On the Job
Data Entry Keyers operate a data entry device, such as a keyboard, to enter data. They may prepare materials for printing.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Enter information into databases or software programs.
- Check data for recording errors.
- Compile data or documentation.
- Verify accuracy of financial or transactional data.
- Maintain operational records.
- Provide information to coworkers.
- Select resources needed to accomplish tasks.
- Store records or related materials.
- Operate office equipment.
Typical Working Conditions
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Working with a group or team.
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