USA, Santa Clara, Utah
Posted a month ago
$5 - $25 per hour
20-40 hours a week
Data entry specialists are detail-oriented professionals who transfer written data into electronic data. Data entry specialists usually have at least a high school diploma or a professional certificate. An undergraduate degree is not required, and most data entry specialist positions are entry level.
Examples of jobs that data entry specialists may have include data entry clerk, data entry operator, healthcare typist, administrative assistant, and bookkeeping office clerk. An entry-level data entry clerk, for example, may use their computer skills toward working with Microsoft Excel. More information is available at the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ website.
Data entry specialists are the critical liaison between information contained on paper and electronic data within a computer database. Data entry specialists manage the transfer of written information from hard copy to computer file copy through keying information into a system or a database.
Information handled by data entry specialists includes bills, reports, canceled checks, and other information that requires typing into an electronic portal or database for archiving and eventual retrieval for reports and analysis.
There are no specific educational requirements necessary to become a data entry specialist. Most specialists have at least a high school diploma or a GED and might also obtain a professional certificate. Otherwise, the required skills to become a data entry specialist include:
Most recommend a bachelor’s degree or data entry experience in computer applications or other related fields for a career path.
The responsibilities of a full-time data entry specialist revolve around typing and attention to detail. They can include but are not limited to:
Attention to detail
Proficiency with standard computer software, such as Microsoft Office suite
Fast typing skills
Ability to edit
Ability to work for consecutive hours on a daily basis
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