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Data Processing Technicians

Overview

Data processing technicians use computers to manage and store information. They provide complex and detailed information necessary for daily office operations in business and government. With computers they can organize and analyze data, perform mathematical calculations, and provide data for some scientific or engineering design problems. Data processing technicians work with many different kinds of professionals including information scientists; systems analysts; information processing engineers; and engineering, scientific, and business computer programmers.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Decline
Personality Traits

Organized

Problem-Solving

Technical

Career Ladder
Data Analyst or Supervisor

Senior Programmer

Junior Programmer

Data Processing Technician

Data Entry Clerk

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