Becoming a Word Processing Operator
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Becoming a Word Processing Operator

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Also known as Typist.
Operates a computer to type, edit and generate a variety of documents and reports.
Training time 4 months - 3 years
Average pay $48,663
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 2,100

What does a Word Processing Operator do?

  • 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

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