Data Entry personnel are employed to input, update and maintain information on computer database and archives.
Someone who works in Data Entry usually works for a big company with plenty of files and contacts to keep track of. It is a pivotal role: companies need to keep their databases relevant or else risk losing touch with clients, suppliers, customers, and so on.
The information someone working in Data Entry handles could be numerical (for example, qualities of products in a stock room) or text-based, for example addresses of customers on a mailing list.
A career in Data Entry suits jobseekers who are patient, with an eye for detail, and thrive in an office environment. Data Entry personnel need to be computer literature and extremely accurate as they may be handling sensitive information such as bank account numbers or medical records.
The day-to-day responsibilities of someone working in Data Entry are fairly simple but require absolutely accuracy:
-Updating data by typing it into a spreadsheet or database
-Checking and maintaining database information
-Transferring data on paper to digital files