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Data Entry Operator

Also known as Data Processing Operator.

Operates a keyboard to input and transfer data into a computer for storage, processing and transmission.


Tasks Include:


  • entering data and codes required to process information
  • retrieving, confirming and updating data in storage and keeping records of data input
  • taking verbatim records of proceedings in rapid shorthand using computerised equipment and shorthand-writing machines
  • transcribing information recorded in shorthand and on sound recording equipment, and proofreading and correcting copy
  • reading portions of transcripts during trials and other proceedings on request of Judges and other officials
  • reproducing the spoken word, environmental sounds and song lyrics as captions for television programming, and the deaf and hearing impaired
  • preparing reports, letters and similar material for publication and electronic transmission
Job prospects for Keyboard Operators in Victoria

Occupations in the Keyboard Operators group include Data Entry Operator, Machine Shorthand Reporter and Word Processing Operator.

Employment prospects
There are currently 18,200 Keyboard Operators in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to remain similar. Employment prospects for the next five years are strong.

Average weekly wage
$881.30

Hourly earnings
$22.40

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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