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Data Entry Keyers - 43-9021.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Operate data entry device, such as keyboard or photo composing perforator. Duties may include verifying data and preparing materials for printing.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Claims Support Specialist
  • Commission Specialist
  • Data Capture Specialist
  • Data Entry Clerk
  • Data Entry Machine Operator
  • Data Entry Operator
  • Fiscal Assistant
  • Remote Computer Terminal Operator
  • Typist
  • Underwriting Support Specialist

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Compare data with source documents, or re-enter data in verification format to detect errors.
  • Compile, sort and verify the accuracy of data before it is entered.
  • Load machines with required input or output media such as paper, cards, disks, tape or Braille media.
  • Locate and correct data entry errors, or report them to supervisors.
  • Maintain logs of activities and completed work.
  • Read source documents such as canceled checks, sales reports, or bills, and enter data in specific data fields or onto tapes or disks for subsequent entry, using keyboards or scanners.
  • Resolve garbled or indecipherable messages, using cryptographic procedures and equipment.
  • Select materials needed to complete work assignments.
  • Store completed documents in appropriate locations.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Check data for recording errors.
  • Compile data or documentation.
  • Enter information into databases or software programs.
  • Maintain operational records.
  • Operate office equipment.
  • Provide information to coworkers.
  • Select resources needed to accomplish tasks.
  • Store records or related materials.
  • Verify accuracy of financial or transactional data.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Aviation Maintenance Administrationman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Maintenance Data Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Operations Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Electro-Optical Ordnance Repairer (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Field Artillery (FA) Firefinder Radar Operator (Army - Enlisted)
  • Field Artillery Automated Tactical Data System Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Field Artillery Fire Control Man (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Field Artillery Surveyor/Meteorological Crewmember (Army - Enlisted)
  • Fire Controlman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Fire Support Man (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fire Support Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft Crew Chief, KC-130 (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Individual Material Readiness List (IMRL) Asset Manager (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) Repairer/Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Main Battle Tank (MBT) Repairer/Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Operations/Fire Direction Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Quartermaster (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Small Arms Repairer/Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Towed Artillery Systems Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Photocomposing-Perforator-Machine Operator

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Braille Operator
  • Braille Typist
  • Cryptographic-Machine Operator
  • Data Entry Clerk
  • Magnetic-Tape-Composer Operator
  • Perforator Typist
  • Photocomposing-Perforator-Machine Operator
  • Photocomposition-Keyboard Operator
  • Typesetter-Perforator Operator
  • Varitype Operator