1422 Data entry clerks

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Lead statement

Data entry clerks input coded, statistical, financial and other information into computerized databases, spreadsheets or other templates using a keyboard, mouse, or optical scanner, speech recognition software or other data entry tools. They are employed in the private and public sectors.

Example Titles

  • data control clerk
  • data entry operator
  • data input clerk
  • data processor
  • payment entry clerk

Main duties

Data entry clerks perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Receive and register invoices, forms, records and other documents for data capture
  • Input data into computerized databases, spreadsheets or other templates using a keyboard, mouse, or optical scanner, speech recognition software or other data entry tools
  • Import and/or export data between different kinds of software
  • Verify accuracy and completeness of data
  • Identify, label and organize electronic storage media
  • Maintain libraries of electronic storage media.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school may be required.
  • College or other courses in data entry may be required.

Additional information

  • Progression to senior positions is possible with experience.

Exclusions