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.
- Word Processor Technician
- Word Processor Operator
- Word Processor
- Word Processing Machine Operator
- Typing Office Worker
- Transcription Typist
- Transcribing Machine Operator
- Telegraphic Typewriter Operator
- Transcribe stenotyped notes of court proceedings.
- Work with technical material, preparing statistical reports, planning and typing statistical tables, and combining and rearranging material from different sources.
- 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.
- Use data entry devices, such as optical scanners, to input data into computers for revision or editing.
- Adjust settings for format, page layout, line spacing, and other style requirements.
- Reformat documents, moving paragraphs or columns.
- Collate pages of reports and other documents prepared.
- Search for specific sets of stored, typed characters to make changes.
- Electronically sort and compile text and numerical data, retrieving, updating, and merging documents as required.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: C.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Conventional interests.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Support and Independence in their jobs.
- Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
- Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
- Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- 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.
- Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
- Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
- Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
In 2016, the average annual wage in Pennsylvania was $35,620 with most people making between $27,520 and $46,060
During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 7,940 people in Pennsylvania. It is projected that there will be 6,560 employed in 2024.
This occupation will have about 0 openings due to growth and about 30 replacement openings for approximately 30 total annual openings.