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Data Entry Clerks

Overview

Data entry clerks transfer information from paper documents to a computer system. They use either a typewriter-like (alphanumeric) keyboard or a 10-key (numerals only) pad to enter data into the system. In this way, the data is converted into a form the computer can easily read and process. There are about 199,240 data entry workers in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $50,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Decline
Personality Traits

Conventional

Organized

Technical

Career Ladder
Data Technician Supervisor

Data Processing Technician

Experienced Data Entry Clerk

Entry-Level Data Entry Clerk

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