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Operate data entry device, such as keyboard or photo composing perforator. Duties may include verifying data and preparing materials for printing.

    Work Activities
    • Locate and correct data entry errors, or report them to supervisors.
    • Compile, sort, and verify the accuracy of data before it is entered.
    • Compare data with source documents, or re-enter data in verification format to detect errors.
    • Read source documents such as canceled checks, sales reports, or bills, and enter data in specific data fields or onto tapes or disks for subsequent entry, using keyboards or scanners.
    • Store completed documents in appropriate locations.
    • Select materials needed to complete work assignments.
    • Maintain logs of activities and completed work.
    • Load machines with required input or output media, such as paper, cards, disks, tape, or Braille media.
    Skills
    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Monitoring

      Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    3
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4
    Abilities
    • Near Vision

      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    • Written Comprehension

      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    • Finger Dexterity

      The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.

    Knowledge
    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Clerical

      Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary 32460/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 15.6/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 6,250
    • Yearly Projected Openings 490
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Conventional: People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Integrity
    • Attention to Detail
    • Dependability
    • Achievement/Effort
    • Independence
    • Stress Tolerance
    Tools
    • Personal computers
    • Laser fax machine
    • Keyboards
    • Inkjet printers
    • Hole punching units
    Technology
    • Medical software
    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Customer relationship management CRM software
    • Accounting software
    Tags
    • Apprenticeships are available for this occupation. These programs can help you get hands-on experience and build your skills.