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Typists and Word Processors

Overview

Using typewriters, personal computers, and other office machines, typists and word processors convert handwritten or otherwise unfinished material into clean, readable, typewritten copies. Typists create reports, letters, forms, tables, charts, and other materials for all kinds of businesses and services. Word processors create the same types of materials using a computer that stores information electronically instead of printing it directly onto paper. Other typists use special machines that convert manuscripts into Braille, coded copy, or typeset copy. Typists and word processors hold about 68,660 jobs in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Decline
Personality Traits

Conventional

Hands On

Organized

Career Ladder
Office Manager or Word Processing Business Owner

Supervisor

Secretary or Receptionist

Word Processor

Typist

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