Data entry clerks (NOC 1422)

About this job

Data entry clerks:

  • input coded, statistical, financial and other information into computerized databases, spreadsheets or other templates using a keyboard, mouse, optical scanner, speech recognition software or other data entry tools
  • work in the private and public sectors
Common job titles
  • clerk, control - data processing
  • clerk, payment entry / input
  • computer equipment
  • EDP (electronic data-processing) operator
  • interpreting machine
  • processor, data
  • clerk, control - data processing
  • clerk, payment entry / input
  • computer equipment
  • data entry
  • EDP (electronic data-processing) operator
  • interpreting machine

Duties

Data entry clerks:

  • receive and register invoices, forms, records and other documents for data entry
  • input data into computerized databases, spreadsheets or other templates using a keyboard, mouse, optical scanner, speech recognition software or other data entry tools
  • import and/or export data between different kinds of software
  • check accuracy and completeness of data
  • identify, label and organize electronic storage media
  • maintain libraries of electronic storage media

Work environment

Work in this occupation is typically performed in a structured environment, such as an office, hospital or school.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

Promotion to senior positions is possible with experience.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.