4132-Data entry clerks

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Data entry clerks
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Job Description: 
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, or optical scanner, speech recognition software or other data entry tools. They enter data into mechanical and electronic devices to perform mathematical calculations.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) receiving and registering invoices, forms, records and other documents for data capture
  • (b) entering numerical data, codes and text from source material into computer-compatible storage and processing devices
  • (c) verifying accuracy and completeness of data and correcting entered data, if needed
  • (d) operating bookkeeping and calculating machines
  • (e) importing and exporting data between different database systems and softwares.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Data entry operator
- Data input clerk
- Payment entry clerk

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