Data entry

Updated: 08/02/2019 by Computer Hope

Data entry may refer to any of the following:

Data entry

1. Data entry is the inputting of data or information into a computer using input devices, such as a keyboard, scanner, disk, and voice.

2. Data entry is a job where an employee inputs data into a computer from forms or other non-electronic forms of data. Today, many online data entry jobs available require the employee to enter the data into an online database.

What do I need to know for a data entry job?

To get a data entry job and perform well, you need to be proficient at typing and type at least 50 to 80 words per minute. Some data entry positions may require a typing speed of over 80 words per minute. Being proficient at typing means you can type with minimal grammar and punctuation errors.

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