Keyboard operators

Keyboard operators input and process text and data, and prepare, edit and generate documents for storage, processing, publication and transmission.
Tasks performed usually include: entering data and codes required to process information; retrieving, confirming and updating data in storage and keeping records of data input; taking records of proceedings in rapid shorthand using computerized equipment and shorthand-writing machines; transcribing information recorded in shorthand and on sound recording equipment, and proofreading and correcting copy; reproducing the spoken word, environmental sounds and song lyrics as captions for cinema and television programming.
Occupations in this minor group are classified into the following unit groups:

  • Typists and Word Processing Operators
  • Data Entry Clerks 
ISCO code: 
ISCO skill level: 
2, 3