Data Entry job description

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Data Entry is the area where data is entered into a computer database using a keyboard. These items can be hand written or in a format that is not readable by computers. Persons working on this field are required to enter that information accurately for the use of several other staff members in a company. They enter data such as reports, statistics and overall performance of a company into a computer.

Data Entry workers usually perform many of the following tasks:
• Updating data.
• Correcting mistakes.
• Scanning documents.
• Typing new data.
• Creating reports.


• Having analyzing skills.
• Being able to use devices like printers and scanners.
• Having strong typing skills.
• Being detail oriented.
• Having problem-solving skills.
• Being familiar in how to use record keeping programs.
• Having good written and verbal communication skills.
• Being able to perform different tasks at the same time.
• Having teamwork skills.
• Being able to meet strict deadlines.


Data Entry job placements demand candidates having a High School Diploma and knowledge about office suites as a minimum. Applicants also need skills to enter data quickly and accurately and they are tested using a computer keyboard. There are no specific licenses for people working on this field, but they can get certifications in office suites in order to prove their abilities at interviews. These qualifications are given to applicants having good knowledge of that suite and quick typing skills. Some companies offer on-the-job training programs to teach workers basics of the job and how to use different equipments available for work.

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