Data entry clerks enter coded, statistical, financial and other numerical data into electronic equipment, computerized databases, spreadsheets or other data repositories using a keyboard, mouse, optical scanner, speech recognition software or other data entry tools.
They enter data into mechanical and electronic devices to perform mathematical calculations of for further commercial or statistical use (ILO, 2018).

RISK PROBABILITY BASED ON THE SEMINAL FREY AND OSBORNE STUDY

PROFESSIONAL GROUP CHARACTERISTICS AND SIMILAR OCCUPATIONS​

Keyboard Operators

Keyboard operators input and process text and data, and prepare, edit and generate documents for storage, processing, publication and transmission (ILO, 2018).

  • Typists and Word Processing Operators
  • Data Entry Clerks
  • Data entry operator
  • Data input clerk
  • Payment entry clerk

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Data entry presented one of the biggest obstacles to full automation and digitization, but machine learning, predictive reading and natural language techniques were developed in such a degree that are now allowing software an acceptable transcription rate (Predictive Analytics Times, 2016). 

OCR (Optical Character Recognition) scan programmes and QR or bar code documents are making it easier to automatically transfer paper documents into a digitalized format. Moreover, thanks to IoT and to a large number of “connected” devices, data are being transferred directly from one device to another with no need of data entry. Therefore, this job will persist only as long as the digitalized process is not complete.

On the other hand, the knowledge of data entry clerks might be very useful for ICT programmes designers to definite a really quick and easy-to-use interfaces for the end-users, who are to enter data.

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Categories: Skill Level 2