Keyboard Operator

Keyboard Operators enter data into a computer or storage system. They use a keyboard to input data for companies or organisations quickly and efficiently. They should have high typing speed and make few errors when entering data quickly.

Duties and tasks

  • Capacity to sit for long periods of time entering and computing data in a repetitive manner
  • Manually operate a keyboard and other devices
  • Organise data in electronic format in an effective way for clients to access
  • Prepare and edit documents based on outcomes of data entered, which may be used for internal or external communications
  • Store data according to specifications and set up ways to recover useful data when needed
  • Use a keyboard to input documents, records, files and statistics using codes or abbreviations needed for use in organisations or individual departments
  • Work with computer and database systems proficiently with high typing and data entry speed

Skills required

  • Computer Literacy and High Typing Speed
  • Concentration Skills
  • Organisation Skills
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Time Management

Working conditions

Keyboard Operators typically work a regular Monday to Friday work week. They are required to sit for long hours doing repetitive work and must remain focused. Keyboard Operators usually work in indoor, office settings using a computer, keyboard and other electronic machines.

Professional associations / Industry information

Australian Institute of Office Professionals

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