What do Data Entry Keyers do?

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

  • Read source documents such as canceled checks, sales reports, or bills, and enter data in specific data fields or onto tapes or disks for subsequent entry, using keyboards or scanners.
  • 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.
  • Resolve garbled or indecipherable messages, using cryptographic procedures and equipment.

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Necessary Skills

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Monitoring
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Time Management

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