Word Processors and Typists
On the Job
Word Processors and Typists use word processors, computers, or typewriters to type letters, reports, forms, or other material. They may perform other clerical tasks.
This career requires good eyesight.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Enter information into databases or software programs.
- Format digital documents, data, or images.
- Operate computers or computerized equipment.
- Type documents.
- Maintain operational records.
- Prepare research or technical reports.
- Record information from meetings or other formal proceedings.
- Transcribe spoken or written information.
- Compile data or documentation.
- Sort mail.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having telephone conversations.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Dealing with external customers.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
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