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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.

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Computers have caused data entry clerk job descriptions to go through radical changes. Most types of data entry equipment such as such as a ten key, transcription keyboard, lithotype, or photo composing perforator have been replaced by the standard keyboard. Floors of data entry clerks have been replaced with a few data processors with lightening fast hands and a deep understanding of multiple software applications. A data entry clerk job description will most likely require experience in the fields of accounting, payroll, human resources, computer programming, loan processing, transcription, or word processing - occupations that prove a data entry clerk can sustain long hours of data entry and repetitive tasks. The education requirements for this position will depend on the level of responsibility involved in a data entry clerk's job description. If the data entry clerk position is entry-level, then a high school diploma may be required. A data entry clerk position which involves scrutinizing information and then troubleshooting and researching solutions may require an occupational certification or a bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Salary surveys conducted by PayScale have shown that numerous factors affect salaries for data entry clerks, including Company Size and Years of Experience. Find out how Compensation for Data Entry Clerk Jobs compares in health care, banking and other fields by viewing median data entry salaries by industry. To review your current position’s salary for your area, take the PayScale Salary Survey.

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