413-Keyboard operators

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Keyboard operators
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Job Description: 
Keyboard operators input and process text and data, and prepare, edit and generate documents for storage, processing, publication and transmission.

Main Tasks include -

  • entering data and codes required to process information
  • retrieving, confirming and updating data in storage and keeping records of data input
  • taking records of proceedings in rapid shorthand using computerized equipment and shorthand-writing machines
  • transcribing information recorded in shorthand and on sound recording equipment, and proofreading and correcting copy
  • reproducing the spoken word, environmental sounds and song lyrics as captions for cinema and television programming.

Occupations in this minor group are classified into the following unit groups:

4131 Typists and word processing operators
4132 Data entry clerks