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The Data Entry and Data Processing Worker


Information processing and data entry is an important and accepted process in all sectors of the economy.Data entry has become an industry has created a different profession requiring specialisations for specific sectors. In the earlier days in offices all such work was done by clerks and typists who had to do data entry work as part of the overall operation either in the marketing department, administrative accounts or other departments. With the dawn of the information age data became very crucial and along with the evolution of the IT /ITES and data processing /mining sectors there also evolved the fulltime data entry professional.

A typical data entry worker starts work while in high school and after graduation data entry and keyboarding is the first job that he gets.The average worker earns about $25000 annually.However over a period of time most of them increase their skills and move on to higher level jobs with more responsibilities such as secretary, administrative assistant, supervisor or statistical clerk. However now it is predicted that in the long run (by 2014) the demand for data entry in the US is going to reduce as lot of data entry work will be outsourced and done at other global locations and most work will be replaced by automation. Data entry workers are also known by the following names,

  • Word processors
  • DTP specialist
  • Typists,
  • Data entry keyers
  • Information processing workers
  • Electronic data processors
  • Keypunch technicians
  • Transcribers

There is already an increased trend of data entry keyers working with non keyboard forms of data entry, using scanners and electronically transmitted files. As time goes by the use of data-capturing technologies, such as barcode scanners, voice recognition technologies, and sophisticated character recognition readers will replace the traditional data entry operator or professional.

Managed Outsource Solutions is a US based data entry company offering both domestic and offshore outsourcing in services like online data entry, offline data entry, key data entry, numerical data entry, image entry, data processing, data mining, data cleansing, ICR, OCR etc to clients in the US, Canada the UK and Australia.

About Julie Clements

Julie Clements

Joined the MOS team in March of 2008. Julie Clements has background in the healthcare staffing arena; as well as 6 years as Director of Sales and Marketing at a 4 star resort. Julie was instrumental in the creation of the medical record review division (and new web site); and has especially grown this division along with data conversion of all kinds.