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Average Wages

Data Entry Specialists

$30,930/yr

Industry Outlook

Career outlook is: average for the next 12-18 months

Job Description

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

 

Also known as:
Data Transcriber, Fiscal Assistant, Records Clerk, Typist, Underwriting Support Specialist, Data Capture Specialist, Data Entry Clerk, Data Entry Specialist, Data Entry Operator, Data Entry Machine Operator

Average Career Wages

Co-Op / Internship

Securing an internship for this position is a good way in which to understand the expectations required for full time employment.

Typical Job Tasks

  • Check data for recording errors.
  • Provide information to coworkers.
  • Compile data or documentation.
  • Enter information into databases or software programs.
  • Verify accuracy of financial or transactional data.

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  • Store records or related materials.
  • Select resources needed to accomplish tasks.
  • Maintain operational records.
  • Operate office equipment.

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Required Skills

People in this career often have these skills:
  • Reading Comprehension – Reading work-related information.
  • Active Listening – Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

Projected Employment Numbers

Canada


20,380
2016 Employment

16,060
2026 Employment

-21%
Percent change

1,680
Annual projected job openings

What Experience and Education do you Require?

Individuals in this field typically have:

  1.  High school diploma or equivalent
  2.  No work experience
  3.  Less than 1 month on-the-job training

Typical Education Level Required

Background Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:
  • English Language – Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Clerical – Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Customer and Personal Service – Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Law and Government – Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

Successful people in this career have ...

  • Near Vision – Seeing details up close.
  • Written Comprehension – Reading and understanding what is written.
  • Finger Dexterity – Putting together small parts with your fingers.
  • Information Ordering – Ordering or arranging things.
  • Speech Recognition – Recognizing spoken words.
  • Perceptual Speed – Quickly comparing groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.
  • Oral Comprehension – Listening and understanding what people say.

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  • Selective Attention – Paying attention to something without being distracted.

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