Data technicians are responsible for collecting, analyzing, and implementing information, as well as facilitating data storage processes, creating detailed reports based on their work, and providing conclusions based on their observations. Advanced problem-solving skills are very important in this position to develop innovative solutions to data issues, as well as the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and multitask on separate projects with ease. They generally use a personal computer to analyze information and communicate with other technicians to share important data. They must work well together in team settings with other data professionals, but also on their own with minimal supervision. They may also be responsible for managing data modifiers, troubleshooting, and initiating the resolution process.
Data technicians also scan files, procure electronic records, and actively participate in business meetings to suggest ways to improve quality and productivity processes using fewer company resources. They generally report their progress to the data supervisor in their department and work in an office environment with a regular 9-to-5 schedule.
Close attention to detail is important in this position to manipulate and classify data as it comes in, and these technicians must be proficient with computer software such as Office applications, databases, and internet tools. A high school diploma is required for this position, and a bachelor's degree in data management or a related field is highly beneficial. Industry and data certifications are also helpful.
Data Technician Tasks
Review documents and records for completeness and accuracy.
Compare records across fields and time to identify trends and quality problems.
Search for, categorize, and enter data from multiple departments and sources.
Enter and verify data into standardized systems.
Organize and arrange files and data.