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Word Processors and Typists - 43-9022.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Use word processor, computer, or typewriter to type letters, reports, forms, or other material from rough draft, corrected copy, or voice recording. May perform other clerical duties as assigned.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Clerk Specialist
  • Clerk Typist
  • Keyboard Specialist
  • Office Technician
  • Stenographer
  • Typist
  • Word Processor

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Address envelopes or prepare envelope labels, using typewriter or computer.
  • Adjust settings for format, page layout, line spacing, and other style requirements.
  • Check completed work for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and format.
  • Collate pages of reports and other documents.
  • Compute and verify totals on report forms, requisitions, or bills, using adding machine or calculator.
  • Electronically sort and compile text and numerical data, retrieving, updating, and merging documents as required.
  • File and store completed documents on computer hard drive or disk, or maintain a computer filing system to store, retrieve, update, and delete documents.
  • Gather, register, and arrange the material to be typed, following instructions.
  • Keep records of work performed.
  • Manage schedules and set dates, times, and locations for meetings and appointments.
  • Operate and resupply printers and computers, changing print wheels or fluid cartridges, adding paper, and loading blank tapes, cards, or disks into equipment.
  • Perform other clerical duties, such as answering telephone, sorting and distributing mail, running errands or sending faxes.
  • Print and make copies of work.
  • Reformat documents, moving paragraphs or columns.
  • Search for specific sets of stored, typed characters to make changes.
  • Transcribe stenotyped notes of court proceedings.
  • Transmit work electronically to other locations.
  • Type correspondence, reports, text and other written material from rough drafts, corrected copies, voice recordings, dictation, or previous versions, using a computer, word processor, or typewriter.
  • Use data entry devices, such as optical scanners, to input data into computers for revision or editing.
  • Work with technical material, preparing statistical reports, planning and typing statistical tables, and combining and rearranging material from different sources.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Answer telephones to direct calls or provide information.
  • Calculate financial data.
  • Compile data or documentation.
  • Distribute incoming mail.
  • Enter information into databases or software programs.
  • Format digital documents, data, or images.
  • Maintain office equipment in proper operating condition.
  • Maintain operational records.
  • Operate computers or computerized equipment.
  • Operate office equipment.
  • Prepare research or technical reports.
  • Proofread documents, records, or other files to ensure accuracy.
  • Record information from meetings or other formal proceedings.
  • Schedule appointments.
  • Search files, databases or reference materials to obtain needed information.
  • Sort mail.
  • Store records or related materials.
  • Transcribe spoken or written information.
  • Type documents.
  • Verify accuracy of financial or transactional data.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Administration (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Administration Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Administration Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Administration Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Administration Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Administration Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Administrative Assistant (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Administrative Clerk (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Administrative Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Administrative Supervisor (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Maintenance Data Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Clerk-Typist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Flag Officer Writer (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Craftsman, Health Information Technology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Journeyman, Health Information Technology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Human Resources Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Human Resources Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Information Operations Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Inspections Coordinator (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Knowledge Management (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Knowledge Management Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Knowledge Management Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Knowledge Management Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Knowledge Management Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Legal Services Court Reporter (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Office Manager (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Office Support Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Personnel (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Personnel Administration Specialty (Coast Guard - Warrant Officer only)
  • Personnel Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Personnel Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Personnel Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Personnel Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Personnel Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Quartermaster (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Religious Affairs Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Religious Program Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Submarine Administrative Assistant (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Submarine Administrative Manager (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Submarine Administrative Office Supervisor (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Yeoman (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Yeoman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Yeoman (Submarine) (Navy - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Information Management (Word Processing)
  • Telegraphic-Typewriter Oper

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Addresser
  • Clerk-Typist
  • Continuity Clerk
  • Notereader
  • Telegraphic-Typewriter Operator
  • Transcribing-Machine Operator
  • Typist
  • Word Processing Machine Operator