Sample 1 - State of California

Occupation Profile


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Data Entry Keyers
(SOC Code : 43-9021)
in California

Operate data entry device, such as keyboard or photo composing perforator. Duties may include verifying data and preparing materials for printing. Exclude "Word Processors and Typists" (43-9022).

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months) .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$15.77$12.42$15.23$18.18

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 202023,40022,700-700-3.0410

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Employment Services 6,72623.7%
Accounting and Bookkeeping Services 25,0045.2%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 9623.1%
Management & Technical Consulting Svc 30,0542.7%
ISPs, Search Portals, & Data Processing 4,8772.6%
Colleges and Universities 2,3172.2%
Office Administrative Services 2,1642.2%
Offices of Physicians 63,2182.1%
Insurance Carriers 5,4701.9%
Religious Organizations 25,9311.9%
Insurance Agencies, Brokerages & Support30,1101.9%
Newspaper, Book, & Directory Publishers 5,2791.7%
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 3,4061.5%
Depository Credit Intermediation 9,8581.5%
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,6751.4%
Other Professional & Technical Services 24,3041.4%
General Freight Trucking 4,6211.3%
Electronic Markets and Agents/Brokers 2,6461.1%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production

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About This Occupation (from O*NET - The Occupation Information Network)[Top]
Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
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.
Compile, sort and verify the accuracy of data before it is entered.
Compare data with source documents, or re-enter data in verification format to detect errors.
Store completed documents in appropriate locations.
Locate and correct data entry errors, or report them to supervisors.
Maintain logs of activities and completed work.
Select materials needed to complete work assignments.
Load machines with required input or output media such as paper, cards, disks, tape or Braille media.
Resolve garbled or indecipherable messages, using cryptographic procedures and equipment.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Finger Dexterity - The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

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