Data entry clerks

National Occupation Code (NOC): 1422

Data entry clerks input coded, statistical, financial and other information into computerized databases, spreadsheets or other templates using a keyboard, mouse, or optical scanner, speech recognition software or other data entry tools. They are employed in the private and public sectors.

Job Duties for Data entry clerks

  • Receive and register invoices, forms, records and other documents for data capture
  • Input data into computerized databases, spreadsheets or other templates using a keyboard, mouse, or optical scanner, speech recognition software or other data entry tools
  • Import and/or export data between different kinds of software
  • Verify accuracy and completeness of data
  • Identify, label and organize electronic storage media
  • Maintain libraries of electronic storage media.

Working Conditions for Data entry clerks

Work is performed indoors, such as in a school, office, or hospital.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Computer Equipment Operator
  • Computer Terminal Operator
  • Data Control Clerk
  • Data Entry Clerk
  • Data Entry Operator
  • Data Entry Verifier-operator
  • Data Input Clerk
  • Data Processing Control Clerk
  • Data Processing Verifier
  • Data Processor
  • EDP (electronic Data-processing) Equipment Operator
  • Electronic Data-processing (EDP) Equipment Operator
  • Interpreting Machine Operator - Data Entry
  • Payment Entry Clerk
  • Payment Input Clerk
  • Data Control Clerk
  • Data Entry Operator
  • Data Input Clerk
  • Data Processor
  • Payment Entry Clerk
  • Data Entry
  • Mystery Stopper
  • Order Desk Clerk