Data entry jobs are usually straightforward. They simply involve inputting data into a computerized system. Data entry jobs are available in various industries, including finance, health care, and manufacturing. Administrative data entry jobs may involve the following tasks:
Entering data into a computer using particular programs and procedures;
Double-checking data for accuracy;
Asking for clarification when you do not understand a data point;
Communicating with others about procedures;
And meeting data entry deadlines.
Data entry specialists may work long hours sitting at a desk in an office. Depending on the company, the work environment may be noisy or more subdued. A growing number of jobs are remote.
As data entry clerks gain experience, they may take on further duties. For example, they may begin having more direct content with their employer's customers.
Data Entry Job Education Requirements
For entry-level data entry jobs, companies may not require that you have a postsecondary education. A basic knowledge of computers, as well as a little familiarity with the industry, may be enough to secure a position. Some candidates may choose to take a 10-key typing course to improve their speed and accuracy for inputting data.
Data Entry Job Outlook
Growth in the number of new data entry positions is projected to be slow in coming years. However, large numbers of people are expected to retire, opening the way for new candidates to find employment. Data entry jobs have moderate levels of unemployment.
Data Entry Job Salary Information
Across the country, data entry operators make between C$11 and C$25 per hour; the median wage for this job is C$17.50 per hour. Newfoundland and Labrador has the highest median wage at around C$20 per hour. People who perform duties in addition to data entry may be able to negotiate higher pay rates.