Job Spotlight: Data Entry Specialist

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Despite already having experience with several jobs, many working adults are unable to answer that age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Our Job Spotlight monthly blog series is designed to help answer that question. In this series, we review all the basics of specific jobs, from pay and duties to why people do the jobs they do.

Data Entry Specialist

In this month’s Job Spotlight, we’re organizing information about data entry specialists. Responsibilities include filing and handling mail, data-entry, typing, and other office-related tasks. The position also requires regular interaction with management and other office staff.

Required Education: High-school diploma


Although pay varies depending on a variety of factors (e.g. experience, industry, geographic area, etc.), data entry specialists can make $13-$16 an hour, on average.

What Data Entry Specialists Do:

Data entry specialists deal with a variety of responsibilities, which may include:

  • Typing and filing reports
  • Maintaining records
  • Collecting data
  • Providing information and greeting customers/clients
  • Additional routine clerical tasks

What Companies Look for in Data Entry Specialists

Every position is different, but many companies need the following skills and attributes:

  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite
  • Type 30+ words per minute
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize projects
  • Pleasant disposition and ability to work well with others
  • Organization skills

Not sure where to find a position like this?

We can help.

Headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, Express Employment Professionals is a leading staffing provider in the U.S. and Canada. If you have any questions about data entry specialist jobs in your area or job search in general, contact your local Express office or fill out our online contact form.

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