Data entry clerk Typist, audio typist, copy typist
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Data entry clerks type information into databases and systems and create letters, reports and other documents.
1. Entry requirements
There are no set requirements, but GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) in English and maths will help.
Office experience could also help you get a job.
You could get into this job through an apprenticeship.
2. Skills required
- IT skills
- typing accuracy and speed
- efficient time management skills
3. What you'll do
Your day-to-day tasks may include:
- entering personal details of customers into a database
- entering information for classified adverts in a newspaper
- transferring paper-based market research results
- updating patients' medical records
- processing invoices
Starter: £12,000 to £15,000
Experienced: £16,000 to £20,000
Highly Experienced: £21,000 to £25,000
These figures are a guide.
5. Working hours, patterns and environment
You'll usually work 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
You'll spend most of your time at a computer in an office.
6. Career path and progression
With experience, you could become a supervisor or team leader. You could also train and mentor new employees.
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Last updated: 10 September 2018