4132-Data Entry Clerks

Job Title: 

Data Entry Clerks

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.


Entering numerical data, codes and text from source material into computer-compatible storage and processing devices

Linked Education ( CESM Codes ) : 

605 - Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications

Specific Occupations: 

413201 - Data Entry Operator
Description : Operates a keyboard to input and transfer data into a computer for storage, processing and transmission.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : Computer Clerk, Data Capturer, Data Compiler / Enterer / Officer / Operator, Data Control / Input Clerk, Data Processing Operator, Data Specifier /Programmer / Cati Specialist, Electronic Data Processor (EDP), Flexowriter Printer, Internal Affairs Computing Officer, Punched Card Machine Operator, Visual Display Unit Operator

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Source Of Info: 

Source : Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO) 2013, Department of Higher Education and Training, Republic of South Africa