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1422 – Data entry clerks

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.

Profile

Example titles

  • Data control clerk
  • Data entry operator
  • Data input clerk
  • Data processor
  • Payment entry clerk

Main duties

This group performs 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

  • General office support workers (1411)
  • Supervisors, general office and administrative support workers (1211)

Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
1 - Business, finance and administration occupations
Skill level
C - Occupations usually require secondary school and/or occupation-specific training.
Major group
14 - Office support occupations
Minor group
142 - Office equipment operators
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2016 Version 1.0
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